By Lum – @CFCLum


Bohemians hosted Chelsea in yesterday’s friendly game. The match was headlined by Lampard being on the Chelsea sideline for the first time! But what should we have noticed and who played well? Let’s take a look.

As it was a friendly game, Lampard had two separate teams, one for each half. Batshuayi opened the scoring with an 8th minute strike, roofed into the net, assisted by Kenedy. That remained our only goal for the match, and, sadly, Molloy equalised in the 89th minute. We instantly started pressing hard and showing good concentration, almost scored another, but without luck, as the full whistle confirmed Lampard’s first game in charge ended a draw.

Players to keep an eye on

Ethan Ampadu

Ethan was very impressive against Bohemians, with some tight marking, leadership and accurate passes on show for the Welshman. He showed some great qualities, as he often does for the Welsh national team. Should Lampard be considering him for the first team?

Conor Gallagher

Conor certainly impressed, attacking well, playing nice passes and leading plenty of attacking charges. Did he show he is indeed one for the future, and could become a great?

Michy Batshuayi

Our Belgian striker, who many say is our best striker, certainly started his possible Chelsea career revival in a good way. He scored our only goal, which should have caught Lampard’s eye.

Conclusion

We attacked well and played a good game. In the end, pre-season is all about gaining match fitness, which we did. We were unlucky to come out with a draw, after a late goal by the Irish outfit.

Our next game is against St. Patrick’s Athletics, continuing our Irish pre-season.

Thank you for reading, comment any feedback you have down below!

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