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New signing scores twice as Chelsea beat Brighton 2-1 in behind-closed-doors friendly

On Saturday, September 17, Chelsea defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 in a friendly played behind closed doors thanks to two goals from Carney Chukwuemeka.

The Evening Standard reports that the match took place at the Amex Stadium and that Graham Potter guided his team to victory over his former employers.


The encounter provided a chance for Potter to get to know his players better on a matchday because both teams’ Premier League games were postponed this weekend.

Christian Pulisic, Denis Zakaria, and Conor Gallagher were among the players who saw time on the field for both teams during the match.


Chukwuemeka is yet to make an appearance for the Blues since his £16.2 million move from Aston Villa in the summer (Transfermarkt). The 18-year-old is considered as one of the hottest prospects in European football. He was a key part of the England squad that won the U19 European Championship this year.

The teenager scored in the final against Israel after he made 12 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa during their campaign last season. The attacking midfielder is under contract at Chelsea until 2028 and Potter does have a track record of giving youth players a chance.

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