Robert Inexperienced was the unlikely hero as Chelsea received their closing sport of the pre-season marketing campaign on penalties on a day once they agreed to pay £72million for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga of Athletic Bilbao.
Inexperienced, signed on a free switch on the age of 38 to supply cowl, saved the ninth penalty of the shootout, diving to his left to disclaim Lyon’s Pape Cheikh Diop.
Eden Hazard, who took the captain’s armband when he got here off the bench within the second half, made no mistake with the subsequent kick and Chelsea celebrated.
Eden Hazard steps as much as rating the profitable penalty for Chelsea of their Worldwide Champions Cup sport with Lyon
Rob Inexperienced saved a decisive spot kick on his Chelsea debut to permit Hazard to win the showdown at Stamford Bridge
Hazard (proper) and Inexperienced (left) congratulate one another for his or her heroics within the penalty shootout on Tuesday night
Chelsea supervisor Maurizio Sarri asks questions of his crew whereas the rain falls at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night time
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Bulka (Inexperienced 74); Zappacosta (Azpilicueta 74), Christensen (Cahill 74), Ampadu (Rudiger 74), Emerson (Alonso 74); Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 59), Bakayoko (Jorginho 59), Drinkwater (Kante 59); Moses (Piazon 68), Abraham (Giroud 68), Willian (Hazard 68)
Subs not used: Caballero (GK); Fabregas, Luiz, Pedro, Morata, Batshuayi, Musonda, Collins, Hudson-Odoi
Supervisor: Maurizio Sarri
LYON (4-3-3): Lopes; Dubois (Rafael 65), Marcelo, Morel, Mendy; Tousart, Ndombele (Diop 65), Aouar (Ferri 79); Traore (Gouiri 85), Mariano (Terrier 65), Memphis (Tete 79)
Subs not used: Gorgelin, Martins Pereira, Solet
Supervisor: Bruno Genesio
Referee: Paul Tierney
Maurizio Sarri may have been delighted to see Hazard in a blue shirt. Gary Cahill, Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante all made their first appearances for the brand new supervisor.
However Sarri is not going to be fully happy with one other draw and continued to lack menace in entrance of aim.
Chelsea have scored solely 3 times in 5 pre-season fixtures and have received solely as soon as with out the assistance of penalties – and that was of their opening sport towards Perth Glory.
Pedro scored the winner Australia and was on the right track towards Inter Milan in France. Antonio Rudiger is the one different participant to search out the web for Sarri’s crew in Dublin towards Arsenal.
Sarri stated he would moderately have been on the coaching pitch than enjoying towards Lyon and he rested his first crew after their exertions at Wembley within the FA Neighborhood Defend, beginning with a totally totally different facet.
This meant alternatives for rising kids corresponding to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Ethan Ampadu, and for costly misfits corresponding to Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater.
Robert Inexperienced (proper) comes on to make his first look in a Chelsea shirt as Sarri made numerous adjustments
Jorginho bought a run out within the second half as Sarri changed the complete midfield in a single go to provide his stars some sport time
Ruben Loftus-Cheek cannot imagine his luck after hitting the submit within the second half – he was later substituted by N’Golo Kante
Willian led the crew out and his curling free-kick compelled Anthony Lopes right into a flying save in stoppage time on the finish of the primary half.
Till then, the clearest probability was created by Memphis Depay for 20-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar who dragged his effort low throughout aim and large.
In his first Chelsea programme notes, new boss Sarri stated: ‘I would like you all to take pleasure in watching Chelsea this season however we now have solely been working collectively for a short time and it’ll take time for us to succeed in our greatest.
‘Because of this I believe it is very important be affected person as a result of we should enhance sport by sport to start with, however we now have a robust concept of how we wish to play and we’re excited concerning the season forward.
Willian’s well-struck free kick within the first half was beautifully matched by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes at Stamford Bridge
Memphis Depay smiles after seeing his penalty attraction denied – the ahead went down within the Chelsea space through the first half
Willian, who right here appears to be like to dash previous Tanguy Ndombele, donned the captain’s armband for Chelsea’s closing pre-season sport
‘I don’t wish to change the profitable mentality at this nice membership. For a few years, Chelsea has been a crew that wins trophies and enjoys success.
‘This is a vital tradition for a membership to have, an essential perspective for gamers and coaches to have and we hope we are able to proceed on this method.’
Chelsea’s teenage Polish goalkeeper Marcin Bulka denied Depay early in a second half punctuated by 17 substitutions.
Loftus-Cheek struck a submit after a superb activate the sting of the penalty space and Abraham headed large.
Sarri modified his midfield trio on the hour with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley despatched on, a touch maybe in the direction of the personnel in midfield for the Premier League opener at Huddersfield on Saturday.
Ndombele shrugs off Chelsea defenders in a formidable first 45 minutes for Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night time
Chelsea’s reserve goalkeeper Marcin Bulka positions himself for a cross through the pre-season pleasant with the Ligue 1 facet
Kante solely returned to coaching on Monday after serving to France win the World Cup however has excessive ranges of pure health and stamina.
Jorginho picked him out with a go nearly instantly and solely one other save by Lopes stopped him marking his return with a aim.
Hazard regarded sharp as ever when he got here on, with explosions of tempo and dribbles however no-one may discover a aim from open play.
Sarri modified his entrance line after which his defensive unit together with the goalkeepers with Inexperienced approaching for the final 16 minutes and proved an on the spot hit.
Ethan Ampadu retains his eye on the ball as he will get issues going from the again for Chelsea through the goalless draw
Chelsea’s Italian boss Sarri shouts directions to his crew as they search for a breakthrough within the first half on Tuesday night
Tiemoue Bakayoko chases down Houssem Aouar throughout early levels of Chelsea’s closing pre-season sport at Stamford Bridge