played the role of provider in this friendly. His first assist came as he latched on to a Matic pass and laid the ball into the feet of Salah, who scored after only three minutes. His second was a pass on 74 minutes, which put Matic in for an easy finish.
Chelsea’s new boy, Cesc Fábregas scored his first goal for the club as they beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 in Holland on Wednesday.
The Spain midfielder, deployed in a central attacking role behind Diego Costa, curled a free-kick into the back of the net in the first half to put Chelsea two-up, with Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic scoring the other goals.
Having already scored his own Chelsea debut goal on Sunday against Olympija Ljubljana, Costa mainly
In between those goals came Fábregas’s 22nd minute free-kick, which gave the goalkeeper no chance. Vitesse grabbed a consolation in the last minute through Uros Djurdjevic.
Aside from Didier Drogba, all of Chelsea’s new signings began the match, with Matic and Marco van Ginkel, playing against his former club, as the two deep-lying midfielders.
Chelsea have now won four of their five pre-season friendlies and will next play Werder Bremen on Sunday.
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