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The 23-year-old had the Blues’ only real chance of the first-half, cutting in off the right before firing a shot onto the post. Worked hard out of possession but was ultimately part of a poor attacking performance for Chelsea.
Despite being only 23-years-old, Chelsea midfielder/attacker Mason Mount has plenty of experience being a leader. He has not only been a role model to fellow Academy products like him, but he has also wore the club’s armbands on a few occasions whenever César Azpilicueta, Jorginho and N’Golo Kanté were not on the pitch.
Blues academy graduate Mason Mount has insisted that he is ready to take on the responsibility that comes with being the skipper of Chelsea from next season onwards. Azpilicueta has been at Stamford Bridge for just under a decade but now harbours desires of a new challenge at the Camp Nou.
This will be Chelsea’s final game in the United States pre-season tour and they will be hoping to end it on a bang.
Raheem Sterling played his first game for the Blues against Charlotte FC and fans are hoping to see the other new boy Kalidou Koulibaly.
Arsenal, who have also added some much-needed depth to their team, will be a much harder test for Tuchel’s team.
The Gunners have scored 15 goals in their four warm-up matches so far this summer, while the Blues have only played twice this month, following up a victory over Club America with a defeat on penalties to Charlotte FC.
Arsenal maintained their 100% record in pre-season when they claimed a 3-1 victory against MLS outfit Orlando City on Thursday.
Chelsea fell to an embarrassing defeat in their last match of the pre-season tour in the United States, losing 4-0 to Arsenal at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Arsenal were ahead on the 15 minute mark following a misplaced pass from Trevoh Chalobah. Gabriel Jesus was found in acres of space before chipping over Edouard Mendy to put the Gunners infront.
10 minutes before half-time, Arsenal found themselves two ahead as Gabriel Martinelli found Martin Odegaard, who finished with a low left-footed strike.
Just after the hour mark, Arsenal made it three despite Mendy’s best efforts. A double save from Martinelli and Xhaka saw the goalkeeper do his best to keep the scoreline at 2-0 but a rebound saw Bukayo Saka convert as the scoreline became embarrassing.