MX23RW : Monday, January 21 04:03:53

Result: Seattle Sounders 2-4 Chelsea

Result: Seattle 2-4 Chelsea
© PA Photos
Romelu Lukaku scores twice, while debutants Eden Hazard and Marko Marin bag a goal each, as Chelsea overpower Seattle Sounders in an explosive first half.

Debutants Eden Hazard and Marko Marin were both on the scoresheet as Chelsea overcame Seattle Sounders in an entertaining pre-season friendly.

The Blues were ahead after just three minutes when Romelu Lukaku displayed superb strength to barge past 2011 MLS defender of the Year Jeff Parke, before thumping past Bryan Meredith.

Hazard doubled the lead eight minutes later when he followed a jinking solo run with a low shot that took an unfortunate deflection off Jhon Kennedy Hurtado before nestling in the bottom corner.

Despite Chelsea's early dominance, Seattle were level just after the half-hour mark thanks to Fredy Montero, who twice capitalised on poor defensive errors before coolly beating goalkeeper Hilario.

However, the European champions' lead was quickly restored as Marin found space down the left before cutting back and firing a fizzing effort that deflected in off Parke - possibly an own goal.

Lukaku netted his second to complete the scoring in the final minute of the first half.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Video: Hazard scores on Chelsea debut
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account