Seattle Sounders was defeated by Chelsea by a profound margin of 4-2 in an exhibition match. By the virtue of this win, Chelsea started its American tour on a winning note. Chelsea’s Lukaku scored two goals in the first half. He said that he was feeling the heat, but, when you play at such a big stage, there is always a bit of pressure on you. He said that it’s not about the no. of goals that you score, it’s all about the team’s victory and he is very happy that Chelsea started the tour on a good note.
Lukaku scored the first goal in the very third minute of the match. Josh McEachran gave him a good pass and Lukaku didn’t have any problem in sending the ball to the goal post. He beat the defender of Seattle Sounders, Jeff Parke, and helped Chelsea to take a lead of 1-0. Lukaku scored his second goal in the 44th minute of the match. The defenders of Seattle Sounders didn’t perform that well in the match. They continued making mistakes and the strikers of Chelsea took advantage of their mistakes every time. The weakness in the defense position of Seattle Sounders got exposed in the match. The coach of Seattle has to work hard with his defenders because a weak defense can cost Seattle a lot of matches.
Apart from Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Marko Marin were the ones who scored goals for Chelsea. Fredy Montero of Seattle Sounders also scored two goals in the first 45 minutes, but, the strikers of Seattle missed a lot of chances in both the halves. Especially, in the second half, they had some wonderful opportunities to score the goals, but, they were not able to take the advantage. Chelsea’s Lukaku said that some younger players had been given the opportunity to play in this match and they performed really well.