Chelsea news: Brentford thrashed in ‘secret friendly’ as Potter fields World Cup stars | Football | Sport


Chelsea manager Graham Potter fielded a selection of World Cup internationals and academy hopefuls as Brentford were thrashed 5-1 in a friendly behind closed doors on Tuesday. The Blues have built up solid momentum ahead of the Premier League’s return, with a game against Bournemouth scheduled for December 27.

As with many of his Premier League colleagues, Potter has tried to keep his squad sharp and refreshed by scheduling friendlies during the World Cup break. With the trophy in Lionel Messi’s hands, the return to competitive action is just around the corner and the Blues are stepping up their preparations.

The 1-0 friendly defeat to Aston Villa earlier this month was a source of frustration, not least because of Armando Broja’s season-ending knee injury. However, Potter got his side back to winning ways on Tuesday with a big win over Brentford.

According to the Evening Standard , Chelsea fielded a selection of World Cup stars and academy players as the result finished 5-1 in favor of the Blues.

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