Watch Live: Chelsea Vs Wrexham Pre-Season Friendly.
Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of Chelsea for the first time tonight with a pre-season friendly against Wrexham. The newly-promoted League Two club are embarking on an ambitious pre-season tour among the big boys and find themselves as the opponents in a landmark moment for Chelsea.
Pochettino has had a fortnight on the training pitch to whip his new squad into shape after the Blues laboured to a extremely mediocre finish last season.
Chelsea (4-3-3, right to left): 60. Cumming (GK — Bergstrom, 77′) — 34. Gusto (Gilchrist, 46′), 14. Chalobah (Cucurella, 85′), 35. Humphreys, 32. Cucurella (Chilwell, 46′) — 39. Santos (Hall, 63′), 30. Chukwumeka (Gallagher, 46′), 40. Casadei — 42. Moreira (Angelo, 46′), 43. Jackson (Nkunku, 46′), 38. Maatsen (Sterling, 46′).
Wrexham (3-5-2, right to left): 12. Foster (GK — Lainton, 46′) — 15. O’Connor (Cleworth, 62′), 22. O’Connell (Hayden, 46′), 4. Tozer (McAlinden, 62′) — 14. Forde (Boyle, 46′), 20. Cannon (Barnett, 46′), 38. Lee (Davies, 62′), 30. J. Jones (Young, 62′), 19. Mendy (McFadzean, 46′) — 10. Mullin (Palmer, 62′), 18. Dalby (Waters, 62′).
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FULL TIME: Chelsea 5-0 Wrexham
The scoreline is extremely harsh on Wrexham, who put up a quality fight against a good group of youngsters, and were undone by poor finishing of their own as well as great finishing from the opposition.
It was a wonderful scene at Kenan Stadium, where the crowd was strongly supporting Wrexham each and every time they went up the field. The League Two club has a very solid fan base here in the United States!