Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Chelsea: What Jose Mourinho Learned from Pre-Season Match

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Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Chelsea: What Jose Mourinho Learned from Pre-Season Match
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Chelsea's impressive pre-season campaign continued on Sunday as the Blues defeated Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 at Stozice Stadium.

Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were making their debuts for the Blues, with the latter pulling his team level after the break to cancel out Nik Kapun's first-half goal.

And it was another new boy, this time defender Kurt Zouma, who grabbed Chelsea's second as they ran out winners.

The scoreline could have been more impressive, too, after Branislav Ivanovic saw his effort ruled out shortly after Zouma had struck.

Reacting quickest to a rebound in the box, Ivanovic had scrambled the ball over the line, although it was ruled out seemingly for a foul on the goalkeeper from John Terry, despite the ball having crossed the line before the infringement.

Fernando Torres should have made it 3-1 late on, missing from three yards when he chested Nathan Ake's powerful cross over the bar.

In fairness to Torres, the speed of the ball gave him very little time to adjust his body and guide his effort, but being so close to an open net, he will be disappointed not to have found himself on the scoresheet.

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Holland, where they face Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday, so as Jose Mourinho plans ahead, we reflect on what the Chelsea boss learned from his team's victory in Slovenia.

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