The start of a magic tale!
Evanna Lynch stated after the signing of Lacina Traore ten days before the transfer window shut that she wouldn't sign any more players. But, she changed her mind adding two more players to the ranks:
Some may say paying £15. 5 million for a teenager is stupid, but Lynch said "It's £3 million straight off and the rest is add ons. He is going to be amazing for Chelsea whether or not we spent £15 million or nothing at all." Hughes was viewed as the next big name for Derby County and Nigel Clough will not have done himself proud in selling one of the most coveted youngsters in English football.
Having not enough funds for Seydou Doumbia, and being rejected for Danny Welbeck and Bafetibi Gomis, Evanna Lynch turned to fellow Irish international in Shane Long for a reported £12. 5 million. He adds more experience to a young strike force of the likes of former west brom team mate Lukaku, Ademilson, Martinez, Schurrle and Traore.
In other news, Chelsea have started their season off averagely having not the greatest pre-season.
A terrible draw against League 1 side Carlisle was followed by an impressive 2-0 over alaves, Lampard and Azpilicueta getting the goals for the blues. But a horrifying result, which prompted the signings of Martinez, Traore and Long, a 3-0 defeat to low league spanish club Mirandes. Lampard made the result worse by getting sent off in the first half. Jackson Martinez however returned the blues to victory netting twice against Braga. Micah Richards scored twice as Chelsea ended their pre-season with a 3-0 win over Santander, Schurrle's first for chelsea coming in between Richards two goals.
The start of the season fast approached. Chelsea boss Lynch tipped her side for the title. But, they couldn't beat a good looking Stoke side. Fellaini scored Chelsea's opening goal within the first minute. Eden Hazard found Fellaini to his right and the belgian scored his first for Chelsea. But, and rifled shot from Jonathan Walters kept Chelsea from celebrating victory, till their next match against Manchester City. Sergio Aguero scored twice in the first 13 minutes to leave Chelsea fuming. But, Luiz, a Martinez brace, and Traore scored in the twelve mintues before half time to leave City two gaols down. Martinez sealed his hat trick before Ivanovic made it 6-2. Aguero added some respectability. This is the second time a player on each team has scored a hat trick in the same game. The last time was in a match between Wigan and Blackburn, now of the championship, in December 2007. The hat trick scorers then where Marcus Bent for Wigan, and Roque Santa Cruz for Blackburn.
Bayern Munich were viewed as being able to thrash a Chelsea side managed by an inexperience manager, but Ashley Cole scored 13 minutes in to put Chelsea ahead. But, 13 is unlucky for some as Lewandowski levelled early in the second half, and in the last minute of injury time, Schweinstieger scored the winner to leave Chelsea distraught.
Man of the moment: Jackson Martinez. 5 goals in 5 games for the Colombian forward. On this showing he will be an awesome striker for the blues. With him and Falcao up front for Colombia, everyone better watch out.
Lynch also made her England Under 21's debut against Austrailia's under 21's. The match was uneventful and ended goalless.