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17th July 2013 - Kick off 14:00

Singha All-Stars Singha All-Stars vs Chelsea Chelsea

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  1. Chelsea are back in action on Sunday when they take on a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur. That's a 2.45pm kick-off BST. Join us again for that one. Until then, it's goodbye - and thanks for following the live commentary with us.

  2. So a useful fitness exercise for Mourinho's men, and no injuries incurred. The best player on show was, in my opinion, Kevin De Bruyne - perhaps he'll get a chance at the Bridge this season. Wallace impressed too, and Eden Hazard caused plenty of problems when he came on.

  3. 90

    No stoppage time - and Jose Mourinho's first match after his Chelsea return ends in a 1-0 victory.

  4. 88

    Cahill lays off a corner in another training-ground routine and Traore has time and space to get a left-footed shot in, but it's high and wide.

  5. 85

    Van Ginkel seeing a lot of the ball in midfield. Then a poor effort from Demba Ba.

  6. 82

    Chelsea just moving the ball around neatly now. Traore trying to provide a spark, but no real sense of urgency - which is understandable.

  7. 80

    Bertrand Traore is on, replacing Kevin De Bruyne.

  8. 79

    De Bruyne's last action before he gets substituted is a dipping free-kick on target from 30 yards. Great strike, well saved.

  9. 77

    The referee blows for a foul as Ba goes up to challenge the keeper.

  10. 75

    Ramires the other Chelsea player who was also involved in the first half, of course. As for quality, it's noticeably diminishing in this encounter. Rather sloppy now, to say the least.

  11. 73

    Considering De Bruyne's been on from the start, you have to admire his fitness and determination. Still making a lot of running for the Blues.

  12. 69

    After Moses saw a strike charged down, De Bruyne is similarly frustrated. Mexican waves ahoy in Bangkok now.

  13. 66

    Big chance for the All-Stars - Cahill loses Bukasa Kasonga on a set-piece, but his header is poor and goes wide. A let-off for Chelsea.

  14. 63

    Bertrand feeds Hazard, he skips round a challenge and fires a shot on goal - the ball is deflected but that takes the pace off the shot and the keeper can claim yet again.

  15. 61

    Ivanovic and Ba go for the same ball as Hazard flights over a lovely free-kick from the right, but neither can get any real power on the connection.

  16. 59

    Hazard with another effort, this time a shot at the far post that the keeper palms away for a corner.

  17. 58

    Eden Hazard's shot from a free-kick won by Ba comes right through the wall but is saved by the keeper.

  18. 56

    Moses should have done better with a shot on goal after cutting in from the right, but it clips the defender's heels and the ball is then cleared.

  19. 53

    Chance! Demba Ba wins a free-kick on the right side of the box. De Bruyne takes it, and pulls the ball back to Ba who had crept round the back. His fizzing shot is deflected just wide. Then Cahill goes close from the resulting corner.

  20. 51

    De Bruyne is the Blues dangerman again, linking up cleverly with Victor Moses on the right. Moses forces the keeper into a near-post stop.

  21. 50

    Ivanovic won a free-kick on the right, and the ball is crossed into van Ginkel at the far post - but his downward header hits the back of one of his team-mates.

  22. 48

    Kevin De Bruyne was one of the better performers in the first half, and he's just produced a cheeky flick that bamboozled his All-Stars opponent in midfield. Classy touch.

  23. 47

    So no sign of Lampard today - we can assume the midfielder has picked up a knock of some description. Mourinho will surely be asked about that later.

  24. 46

    And we're underway again...

  25. Branislav Ivanovic leads out the players for the second half. A reminder of the line-up changes - the Blues team will now be: Blackman; Ivanovic (c), Cahill, Chalobah, Bertrand; Ramires, van Ginkel; De Bruyne, Hazard, Moses; Ba.

  26. HT

    The referee ends the first half in Bangkok and it's Chelsea who lead through Romelu Lukaku's 34th-minute penalty, after a foul on Wallace.

  27. 45

    Late pressure from Chelsea, which included a neat piece of skill from Cole to gain a yard.

  28. 43

    Essien is forced to head the inswinging free-kick out for a corner. That set-piece was too flat and Silva heads it out this time, allowing Chelsea to build from the back once more.

  29. 42

    Wallace gives away a free-kick after Cleiton Silva nutmegs him on the left flank.

  30. 40

    Lukaku's snapshot after De Bruyne's deep pass gives the keeper something to worry about. Movement and touch from the Belgian were impressive.

  31. 38

    John Terry heads a Singha All-Stars free-kick out for a corner. Cech can't hold the ball at the first attempt, but does better second time around.

  32. 36

    So a deserved lead for the Blues. Clumsy defending from the All-Stars striker Kaimbi, who clattered into Wallace unnecessarily. Well put away by Lukaku, however.

  33. 34

    GOAL! Singha All-Stars 0 Chelsea 1 (Lukaku pen 34). Sends keeper the wrong way and buries it low to his right.

  34. 33

    PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Wallace fouled in the area by Kaimbi.

  35. 33

    Wallace is caught by Silva (despite this being a friendly, both Brazilians look very competitive).

  36. 32

    Klanklin saves from Lukaku! The big Belgian striker was sent racing away down the right channel and fired in a low effort, but saw it denied.

  37. 30

    The All-Stars' bleach-blonde ponytailed winger Sho Shimoji has gone to the left side to escape Ashley Cole.

  38. 27

    Schurrle keeps up his steady rate of balls into the box from the left, although that one's too close to keeper Klanklin.

  39. 26

    Mourinho is also taking the opportunity to have a word with his players. Appears to be asking for more pace.

  40. 25

    Drinks break - it's very humid out there.

  41. 23

    De Bruyne lets fly with a rather ambitious strike from distance, but it's not going to trouble All-Stars keeper Klanklin.

  42. 21

    Piazon sees his shot blocked as Lukaku lays off Schurrle's weighted delivery from the left.

  43. 20

    Wallace penalised after a run-in with a defender - the Brazilian did end up clothes-lining his opponent, so fair enough.

  44. 19

    Ramires involved again as Chelsea threaten from the corner. He got in front of his own team-mate Lukaku and angled a header, but it was well off target.

  45. 17

    Already liking the look of Wallace. He's so busy down the right flank, up and down - but his touch is rather silky too.

  46. 15

    Really intricate eye-of-the-needle pass by De Bruyne to Schurrle. Cole joined the attacking play too on the left but Chelsea couldn't get a shot in.

  47. 13

    Silva is played into space on the left channel, but Wallace is quick to the danger and Chelsea are able to regain control of the ball.

  48. 11

    Chelsea haven't been able to get Lukaku involved too much as yet.

  49. 8

    On the right-hand flank, Wallace and De Bruyne are looking to make progress. Lucas Piazon set up his fellow Brazilian Wallace for a somewhat wayward effort.

  50. 6

    Schurrle's making a good impression down the left-hand side. The German is finding space and linking up well already.

  51. 6

    Good defensive work from Cole, who came across to challenge as Silva went up for a header just inside the box. Cech gathers the ball.

  52. 5

    Not sold out in Bangkok by the looks of it, but the Chelsea fans are making a lot of noise.

  53. 3

    Change in the Chelsea starting XI - Ramires is playing, not Lampard.

  54. 1

    Cleiton Silva with a shot across the bows in the first minute. Went wide of goal, though.

  55. And we're off...

  56. The teams are out now. The Singha All-Stars are made up of players from the Thai league's seven best teams. Chelsea names on shirts written in Thai...

  57. Kick-off's been delayed. Should be underway shortly.

  58. If you don't know too much about Bertrand Traore, he's a Burkina Faso international, only 17 years old. Hope we get a glimpse of him.

  59. As always, today's game is primarily a fitness exercise but it should be interesting to see how Chelsea perform in Jose Mourinho's first game back. It'll be a 4-2-3-1 formation.

  60. We know Chelsea's starting XI. This is how we expect them to line up in the SECOND half - Blackman; Ivanovic, Cahill, Chalobah, Bertrand; Ramires, van Ginkel; De Bruyne, Hazard, Moses; Ba.

  61. Chelsea's bid for Wayne Rooney has dominated the football news agenda today. If he were to sign, how would Jose Mourinho look to use him? And what does it mean for David Luiz and Juan Mata, who were initially said to be offered in exchange?

  62. And their substitutes: Narit Taweekul (GK), Thanongsak Panpipat (GK), Thitipan Puangchan, Phuritad Jarikanon, Hussain Al Hussain, Chanathip Songkrasin, Tanaboon Kesarat, Apipoo Suntornpanavej, Teerasak Po-on, Romain Gasmi.

  63. Here's the Singha All-Stars team in full: Kristsana Klanklin, Nattaporn Punrit (c), Apichet Puttan, Bukasa Kasonga, Lazarus Kaimbi, Rangsan Viwatchaichok, Korakod Wiriya-Udomsiri, Jetsada Puanakunmee, Sho Shimoji, Cleiton Silva, Goran Subara.

  64. The Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok has a capacity of 65,000. United sold it out on Saturday. We're expecting Chelsea to do the same.

  65. You can get in touch with me by emailing or send me your views on Twitter - I'm at @jonboy79.

  66. For the opposition, who beat Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday, last season's Thai league top scorer Cleiton Silva leads the attack.

  67. The rest of the travelling Blues squad are on the bench, except for Josh McEachran (groin) and new signing Mark Schwarzer, who only arrived in Thailand on Tuesday.

  68. Jose Mourinho named his starting team for this game yesterday. Here it is: Cech; Wallace, Kalas, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Essien; Piazon, De Bruyne, Schurrle; Lukaku.

  69. Afternoon everyone, welcome along to our live coverage of Chelsea's pre-season friendly against Singha All-Stars in Bangkok. Kick-off in a little over 30 minutes.

  70. Kick-off is at 1400 BST.


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