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Chelsea vs Club America – pre-season: Live score, team news and updates

Chelsea 2-1 Club America: Mason Mount restores Chelsea’s lead with stunning strike shortly after Reece James scored an OWN GOAL to cancel out Timo Werner’s opener for the Blues

  • Chelsea beat Club America 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Las Vegas  
  • Timo Werner opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 55th minute of the game
  • However, Reece James scored an own goal just three minutes later to make it 1-1
  • Mason Mount managed to restore their victory after scoring in the 83rd minute 

Chelsea have turned down the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as they want to focus on reinforcing their defensive line and it appears to be wise decision following their performance against Club America.

Chelsea struggled to shrug off the cobwebs as they stepped out to face their Mexican opponents in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. They looked lethargic and struggled to string passes together during the opening stages of the game. 

It was not until Tuchel made the decision to swap his entire first XI at half-time, bringing on the likes of Werner, Pulisic, Alonso, Batshuayi, Jorginho, James, Emerson, Mount, Azpilicueta, Ampadu and Bettinelli after the break that Chelsea started to perform. 

Chelsea won their pre-season game against Club America 2-1 on Sunday morning (above)

It was Timo Werner who opened the scoring Chelsea shortly after the half-time break

It was Timo Werner who opened the scoring Chelsea shortly after the half-time break

Mason Mount scored the winner for Chelsea from the corner of the box in the 83rd minute

Mason Mount scored the winner for Chelsea from the corner of the box in the 83rd minute 

Mount instantly changed the game and his partnership with James became almost too much to handle for the Mexican outfit. The dynamic duo helped build-up the play for Chelsea ahead of Timo Werner’s opening goal.

The German forward found the back of the net in the 55th minute of the game to give the Blues to advantage. However, it didn’t last long as James’ questionable back-pass caught out Chelsea goalkeeper, Bettinelli. 

As a result, the scores were level once again after just three minutes.

Club America did get on the scoresheet after Reece James (not pictured above) scored an own goal in the second half of the game

Club America did get on the scoresheet after Reece James (not pictured above) scored an own goal in the second half of the game 

However, James worked hard to try and redeem himself by connecting nicely with Mount down the flank. A series of passes between the pair saw Chelsea work their way up to the Club America box. Although, little came of it. 

The Chelsea defender did, however, play a cross field ball to Marcos Alonso – who took the ball down and shipped it on to Mount on the edge of the area. The England midfielder got the ball under control and went for goal from the edge of the box. Safe to say he was successful and it was a stunning finish.

Chelsea’s lead had been restored and the Blues played out the remainder of the game to walk away with a 2-1 victory over Club America.  

Relive the action with Sportsmail’s live blog for the pre-season clash between Chelsea and Club America. 

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