Chelsea feeling 'love' in Singapore, preparing for title defence - Azpilicueta

Jenna Warner
July 27, 2017

"You can not compare the Premier League with the leagues of the other countries because, for me, this league is very tough".

Chelsea finally pulled themselves together after going 3-0 down and made their first forays into the Bayern box.

Before the game against Chelsea, Bayern had suffered back-to-back defeats in China against the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan, the second being a 4-0 hammering in Shenzhen.

Antonio Conte has said that his new star striker will play some part in this game, although he will come off the bench to do so.

Meanwhile, the Colombian expressed his joy at being a Bayern player.

"I am sure Chelsea will have great defensive organisation in the coming season but it's only the pre-season and we did not want to spend too much energy pressing, so we made the most of our counter-attacking chances". "Vidal is our player, I have a lot of confidence", said the Italian coach, asked about reports in the British media about United's interest in the 30-year-old. It is an extra competition compared to last season but we are working really hard to prepare the team in the right way and find a good fit as soon as possible.

Conte noted that preparing for the upcoming season while on tour overseas has become more of the norm for big football clubs. "I hope to see the same in Singapore".

Conte has a history of revitalizing players and with excellent group of talented attackers such as Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Fabregas and to a lesser extent N'golo Kante, Morata and Batshuayi can accumulate substantial numbers.

Spain worldwide Alvaro Morata didn't get on the score-sheet in his first match for Chelsea, but his impact was felt nonetheless, as the striker would make a valuable contribution in his first few minutes on the pitch for the Premier League champions.

After a fairly pedestrian opening, Bayern full back Rafinha scored for the German champions, cutting in from the right wing and drilling home a low drive into the opposite corner past sprawling Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

"I speak about Morata..."

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