Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start in his first match since returning to Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 defeat of Singha All Stars with the news of a rejected Wayne Rooney offer hanging in the air in Bangkok.
Mourinho used 21 different players in the Rajamangala Stadium as Romelu ukaku and Demba Ba gave the Portuguese a tip of what to expect next season.
Lukaku produced a strong performance in the first-half, holding up the ball, combining well with those around him, spinning clear of his markers and working the goalkeeper when the chances presented it selves. He scored the opener from the penalty spot after Wallace had been fouled.
Ba came on amid nine half-time changes. He was unable to match the energy or work-rate of Lukaku, although he always manages to threaten the goal.
The game was won, which will satisfy Mourinho’s quest for the winning mentality, even if it was a little more than a valuable training exercise.
Up next for the Blues will be Malaysia. (Culled from Daily Mail)