Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Andre Villas Boas' men went onto win their first fixture of the pre-season in a closed off meeting between Chelsea and Wycombe Wanderers at Cobham. Even though Wycombe are a League 1 side that we should be beating anyways, the squad is said to have looked in good shape as Benayoun, Torres and young Rajkovic were on the scoresheet at the end of the day. As it was a closed off event, I did not see the match therefore, I cannot give my usual match report. This was Villa Boas' first chance to measure his squad against another as he put on 23 men over the full-time period. With the next match being 4 days away at Portsmouth, the squad will want to be well rested as they will want to leave to Asia on a positive note as they will face Malaysia XI, Thailand All-Stars, and Kitchee (HK) on their tour.