The World Club Championships is not seen as prestigious competition within English football but it will be seen as another competition that Chelsea will have wanted to win early on into this season.
FIFA Club World Championships
2 – 0
Not many of the Chelsea fans will have heard of CF Monterrey before today’s game; CF Monterrey have earned the opportunity to take part in this year’s tournament after winning the North American Champions League. The unknown club take part in the Mexican First Division. Unfortunately for them they were not expected to make it any further past the semi final stage after they were drawn against Chelsea.
Despite the low expectations CF Monterrey took the match to Chelsea in the first half with them creating a couple of chances. After the first half their creative play fizzled out and gradually Chelsea took control of the game. Chelsea helped themselves to a goal from the spot from Frank Lampard. The inform Robert Lewandowski took control of the game and put in beyond doubt and helped himself to another goal in his debut season for Chelsea. Chelsea comfortably saw out the rest of the game to set up a final against Corinthians.
3 – 1
Despite comfortably winning the game after goals from Ayew, Lampard and Ba, Dennis Wise has slated the way that Corinthians went about the game. He suggested that they hadn’t even wanted to take part in the final but instead just kick his side off the pitch. The fans saw three Corinthian players receive yellow cards, followed by two of them receiving two red cards. Unfortunately for Marko Marin, who had started the game, which is a rare occurrence for him this season, was injured as a result of the disgraceful tackle from Paulinho. Wise did not say how long Marin would be sidelined for but it did not look good.
Wise went onto praise his team for their participation in the competition and congratulated the on the third trophy they have won so far this season.