Vitesse 1-3 Chelsea: Player ratings

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Goals from Mohamed Salah, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic helped Chelsea secure a comfortable 3-1 pre-season victory over Dutch partner club in Vitesse Arnhem.

Salah put the west London outfit 1-0 ahead in the opening minutes after Matic’s through ball found Diego Costa, who kept his composure to set his teammate up with the simplest of tap-ins.

And Costa was also involved for the second goal: winning the free-kick which was brilliantly converted by Fabregas, who registered his first goal for the Blues in the process.

Matic added a third after the break, but it was star man Costa again who made the goal, setting another teammate up for another straightforward finish.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, though, would have been disappointed to see his side concede late on.

Uros Djurdjevic headed past substitute Beeney to record a consolation for the hosts.

Chelsea: Player ratings

Petr Cech: 6

Looked uncharacteristically uncertain at times - perhaps affected by recent speculation surrounding his future - but still pulled off some top saves.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

Typically solid performance from the versatile Spanish full-back, who played at right-back in the first half before switching to the left after the break.

Branislav Ivanovic: 7

Fine display from the Serbia international, who moved to right-back from centre-half after the half-time interval.

Gary Cahill: 7

The England international was not threatened too often, but made some crucial blocks when called into action.

Filipe Luis: 7

Another impressive display from the Brazilian full-back, who was subbed at half-time for John Terry.

Marco van Ginkel: 6

Quiet game from the former Vitesse midfielder - who was given a rapturous reception from the home supporters - but showed signs of an effective partnership with Nemanja Matic.

Cesc Fabregas: 8

Scored his first Chelsea goal with a delightful first-half free-kick and looked threatening in the number ten role. Watch out, Oscar.

Nemanja Matic: 8

Freed Costa for the first goal, played some fantastic passes, intercepted well throughout, and got himself on the scoresheet thanks to Costa’s selflessness.

Mohamed Salah: 7

Scored early with tap-in and looked to threaten every time he got on the ball.

Diego Costa: 9 - Star Man

Provided assist for Salah, won the free-kick which led to Chelsea’s second goal and set up Matic for the third. Should have scored at least one himself, though. Chelsea’s most effective player.

Fernando Torres: 5

Struggled to get himself into the match, despite his best efforts.


John Terry: 6

Nathan Ake: 6

Lewis Baker: 6

Kurt Zouma: 6

Jeremie Boga: 6

Dominic Solanke: 5

Mitchell Beeney: 5

Nathaniel Chalobah: 6

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