The brace of midfielder Ross Barkley made a goal from Oliver Giroud, who helped Chelsea overcome the New England Revolution (USA) with a score of 3-0.
Chelsea: Barkley (3 ‘, 62’), Giroud (29 ‘)
Four days after the curtain-up of the 2018 Premier League, Chelsea flew to the US to meet New England Revolution. Reportedly, the friendly match called “Final Whistle on Hate” took place on the Gillette yard to support the opposition to discrimination taking place around the world.
Although the nature of the match is not so important, Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri still has the strongest team with the participation of Kepa, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard.
Only 3 minutes, Chelsea had a goal to open the score thanks to midfielder Ross Barkley. Starting from an insolvable ball of the home team defender, Barkley after a rhythm to keep the ball immediately ended in danger within 16m50, 1-0 for Chelsea.
The next time, Chelsea with the superior level continues to be the team to control the ball. Meanwhile, the New England Revolution could not push back the pressure on the opponent’s side. They had to stretch themselves against Chelsea’s rampage.
Giroud celebrated the goal with teammate Zappacosta
In 29 minutes, Giroud doubled the lead for Chelsea after a neat header from the right flank of defender Davide Zappacosta.
Immediately, Coach Bruce Arena had a series of personnel changes in positions. However, the game on the pitch was not much better for New England Revolution.
Entering the second half, Chelsea also provided pillars such as Kepa, Luiz, Kovacic, Hazard and Giroud to leave. Instead they are Caballero, Azpilicueta, Willian or Higuain. In the 54th minute, Higuain had a chance to put his name on the scoreboard after turning the ball to hit the crossbar of Cropper.
By the 62nd minute, the score was 3-0 up for Chelsea after Higuain’s shot hit Barkley’s leg and turned into New England Revolution before all the astonishment.
Winning 3-0 in the US, Chelsea had a perfect run before the encounter with Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 30.
New England Revolution: Turner (Knighton 31 ‘- Cropper 62’), Anibaba (Herivaux 31 ‘), Farrell (Delamea 31’), Zahibo, Gil (Fagundez 46 ‘), Caldwell, Byea (Firmino 31’), Jones (Somi 31 ‘), Caicedo (Wright 46’), Bunbury (Penilla 46 ‘), Buchanan (Agudelo 37’).
Chelsea: Kepa (Caballero 46 ‘), Luiz (Azpilicueta 46’), Alonso (Emerson 46 ‘), Christensen, Barkley (Chalobah 69’), Kovacic (Loftus-Cheek 46 ‘- Gallagher 69’), Jorginho, Pedro, Hazard (Willian 46 ‘), Giroud (Higuain 46’).
Real will welcome Luka Jovic next week
Real Madrid are preparing to complete the procedure to recruit striker Luka Jovic for next season. This will be an important stepping stone for the aggressive campaign that White Vultures will carry out this summer. After Jovic, the next goals will be Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.
Real Madrid needs a goalscorer next season. That is nothing to discuss. In fact, Karim Benzema has played prominently at the end of this season. However, the veteran French star has been an erratic striker for many years, and is about to turn 32, so there is no guarantee he will maintain a high level. Real needs a maximum assurance of scoring ability – the weakness has already killed them this season, under both coaches Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solari and Zinedine Zidane.
And Real chose Luka Jovic for the important mission mentioned above. As confirmed by the AS, White vultures have reached all basic agreements with this Eintracht Frankfurt striker, but the details have not been disclosed. However, the transfer fee is expected to fall to around 60 million euros. If all goes well, Real will officially announce a contract with Jovic next week.
Obviously, Jovic is one of the best targets that Real can recruit to upgrade firepower at the spearhead of public goods. The Serbian star is emerging as one of Europe’s brightest strikers, scoring 27 goals for Frankfurt in all competitions this season. Among them were 17 goals in the Bundesliga, helping him to be third in the top scorer of Germany’s number one league, behind only Robert Lewandowski (22, Bayern) and Paco Alcacer (Dortmund, 18). Of course, a detail not to be missed is that Jovic is only 21 years old, there is a lot of development potential, as well as in accordance with the rejuvenation policy at the Bernabeu that White vultures have pursued over the years.
The fact that Real soon recruited Jovic has the meaning as a commander gun, an important step for the campaign to mobilize a very aggressive force in Techmart this summer. It will help them to be more confident in conquering difficult and long-term goals. Among these are Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba. These are long-term goals and need a lot of negotiation time. Therefore, having Jovic soon will help them focus all the resources and time for the two superstars playing in the Premier League.
If there were Jovic, Hazard and even Pogba, Real could say it would basically complete the mission of rebuilding the squad for the next season. As you know, a goalscorer, a wing striker and a moving central midfielder are the places that Real needs to add in the current squad. In addition, they have bought a bright midfielder from this season is Eder Militao.
Jovic’s price increased 11 times in 1 year
Jovic’s value has risen to 11 times after booming with Frankfurt this season. A year ago, he was only valued at Transfermarkt.de about 5 million euros, but now has increased to 60 million euros.