Blues cruise to four-star win

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Chelsea continued their pre-season preparations with a convincing 4-0 victory over Hong Kong champions Kitchee.

The Blues, who are yet to concede a goal in their four matches this summer, were convincing from start to finish and will now face Aston Villa in the Asia Trophy final on Saturday.

Frank Lampard started the scoring for Andre Villas-Boas' side, opening the scoring on 37 minutes from the penalty spot after the impressive Yossi Benayoun was brought down in the box by Gao. The England international smashed home from the spot straight down the middle.

It was just rewards for a bright start from the visitors, who saw Lampard go close from distance and Salomon Kalou hit the crossbar with a header before the deadlock was broken.

Six minutes into the second period and it was two for the Barclays Premier League outfit, with defender Luzardo putting the ball past own goalkeeper Wang after a dangerous run and cross from Frenchman Florent Malouda.


Didier Drogba was rewarded for his tireless efforts on 61 minutes, with the Ivorian bravely heading home a Malouda cross to put the Blues 3-0 in-front.

Immediately replaced by Fernando Torres, the scoring wasn't over for the Stamford Bridge side, although it wasn't the Spaniard who netted the fourth and final goal of the game.

Fellow substitute Daniel Sturridge, who impressed on loan at Bolton last term, scored the pick of the goals with 12 minutes remaining, skipping past two defenders before firing in from the angle to round-off an impressive performance.

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