No Thiago Silva but Moses strikes and Drinkwater features in Chelsea friendly draw with AFC Wimbledon
Chelsea's Victor Moses scored in a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Cobham Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon, as a host of loanees including Danny Drinkwater got a runout.
The Brazil international played in the Champions League final and then signed for the Blues before having a two-week holiday, meaning he is a step behind his peers and was not included in the 3-1 away win over Brighton.
Without Silva, the Blues still put a strong side out against the League One side's fringe players, with Baba Rahman, Davide Zappacosta, Jake Clarke-Salter, Lewis Baker and Lewis Bate among those who played.
Wimbledon trialist Melvyn Lorenzen opened the scoring after 18 minutes, heading home a free-kick in the first half before Moses subsequently levelled the scoring from the spot after half-time.
Former Werder Bremen and ADO Den Haag winger Lorenzen told Goal he is bidding for a move to an English club in the coming weeks.
"I played well, had a good match, was active and I scored the opening goal from a free-kick cross flicking it into the far corner. I had a good half and I am really satisfied with what I was able to show," he said.
"There were some good players in Chelsea's teams and I played against both Rahman in Germany and Salter-Clarke in Holland. It was nice to compare myself with these guys after not playing for months, it showed I can play at a high level."
The match is the second outing the Blues have arranged for their wantaway stars, having played another friendly match against Crystal Palace Under-23s.
Rahman is in talks with a number of clubs in France and Germany over potential loan moves, while Clarke-Salter will likely end up in the Championship. West Brom had shown an interest in the centre-back but they are closing in on a move for Conor Gallagher who will get his first Premier League opportunities.
Source : goal.com
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