The game was played at the Dacia Arena, Udinese’s home ground with the stadium packed to the brim as the home support watched their team get overpowered by Chelsea.
Isaac Success’ involvement
Success started the game up front alongside Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu as the attackers in Udinese’s 3-5-2 setup.
He did play a part in Udinese’s goal, passing to Roberto Pereyra whose shot was parried by Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy after which Deulofeu scored from the rebound.
The Super Eagles striker’s biggest involvement was in the 58th minute when he spurned a great chance to score what would have been the equaliser.
Success dragged the ball wide from point-blank range with his left foot after a nice run by Destiny Udogie to set him up.
Beyond that, he was largely anonymous for the rest of the game and struggled to beat his man in one-on-one situations.
Chelsea returned to winning ways and delivered their best performance of a turbulent preseason yet with a fine 3-1 win in Italy against Udinese.
N’golo Kante opened the scoring with a left-footed piledriver from outside the box after 20 minutes of play.
The Blues continued to dominate but were wasteful with their finishing until Raheem Sterling turned home his first goal for his new club to make it 2-0 after 27 minutes.
Gerard Deulofeu capitalised on some questionable goalkeeping by Edouard Mendy to pull one back for the home side three minutes before half-time.
The second half was a lot less eventful but Chelsea remained the better side which they emphasised with a third goal, tapped home by Mason Mount in the 90th minute after some fine wing play by Callum Hudson-Odoi.