Chelsea defeated Fulham to win the Premier League Summer Series.
Chelsea defeated Fulham 2-0 at FedEx Field in Maryland, Washington, to win the Premier League Summer Series pre-season event.
Thiago Silva scored on a Ben Chilwell corner in the 20th minute.
Christopher Nkunku’s tap-in seconds before halftime, following superb work by Carney Chukwuemeka, clinched the victory.
It was Nkunku’s third goal of pre-season following his £52 million signing from RB Leipzig.
Fulham did not pose much of an attacking threat, however Calvin Bassey, making his Fulham debut after joining from Ajax for £19 million, headed over from a corner in the second half.
Chelsea suffered a setback when defender Trevoh Chalobah had to be replaced after receiving treatment for a knock on the field.
That probable injury will concern new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, since fellow centre-back Benoit Badiashile is not expected to be fit for the start of the Premier League season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, has agreed to sign defender Axel Disasi from AS Monaco for 45 million euros (£38.57 million).
Chelsea won the first Premier League Summer Series – a pre-season tournament that also included Aston Villa, Brighton, Brentford, and Newcastle – without losing a game.
Aston Villa 3-3 Brentford
Earlier in the day, Aston Villa and Brentford battled to a 3-3 draw in the same venue.
Ezra Konsa hauled down Kevin Schade in the box, and Bryan Mbuemo converted the penalty.
Josh Da Silva then put the game out of reach with a superb curling effort from the edge of the box into the top corner past Emiliano Martinez.
Villa, on the other hand, stormed back with three goals in a frenzied 10-minute span.
Konsa scored the opening goal after picking up the ball within his own half, dribbling into the Brentford box, and blasting the ball high into the net past Mark Flekken.
Moussa Diaby, who made his debut against Fulham three days ago after joining from Bayer Leverkusen for a reputed £51.9 million, cut inside the area and shot to make it 2-2.
Matty Cash sealed the comeback in the first half by cutting back inside and firing low into the net.
Shandon Baptiste, a Brentford midfielder, scored the game’s sixth goal in the 67th minute after Keane Lewis-Potter hit a curling drive against the crossbar and Baptiste was on hand to follow up.