U23s lose at Chelsea Reserves


Jhon Pirez’s goal on the hour proved the difference between Chelsea Reserves and Dortmund’s Under-23 squad at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, on reflection, a fair result.  U23 manager David Wagner used the match to give starts to Roberto and Paulinho in the centre of midfield, as well as significant playing time for Taye Taiwo, Leonardo Bittencourt and man-of-the-match Marc Hornschuh, all of whom didn’t feature in the first team’s victory at Newcastle yesterday.

Wagner spoke highly of centre-back Lasse Sobiech‘s performance during the match.