Malaysia XI vs. Chelsea: 5 Things We Learned

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Malaysia XI vs. Chelsea: 5 Things We Learned
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Chelsea made it two wins from two in their preseason tour of Asia as they beat a Malaysia XI 4-1 in Kuala Lumpur.

Long-term trialist Bertrand Traore opened the scoring within five minutes as he calmly side-footed Kevin de Bruyne’s pass into the bottom corner. De Bruyne grabbed the second goal of the match for himself with an excellent half-volley straight down the middle of the goal before he was forced to retire through injury.

Romelu Lukaku made it 3-0 just before halftime as he showed that his offside awareness has greatly improved, beating the Malaysian trap to latch onto an Islam Feruz through ball.

With nine changes at halftime and the humidity increasing, the second half was a more subdued affair. Victor Moses managed to grab the fourth goal late on, before the Malaysian side nicked a consolation goal right at the death.

Here are five lessons Chelsea fans can take from this preseason friendly.

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