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Chelsea kicks off Premier League Summer Series with win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

PHILADELPHIA — The Premier League Summer Series has kicked off. Chelsea defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 4-3 on Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

There were 65,128 people in attendance.

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“It was a really tough game but I am very happy,” Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “After three weeks of working it is important to congratulate the players because the attitude was amazing. I am so happy. We conceded some goals which are painful but we need to work more. It is good for the new players to score, we are happy for them.”

This is the inaugural Summer Series event that will allow teams to visit multiple cities. These are exhibition games.

Philadelphia will have two more exhibition games on Sunday. The first exhibition game will be Brentford FC vs. Fulham FC.

Then the nightcap will feature Newcastle United FC vs. Ashton Villa FC.

The Premier League Summer Series will also include stops in Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Harrison, New Jersey, and Landover, Maryland.

The second half saw five goals being scored. Chelsea scored three goals while Brighton & Hove Albion had two goals.

João Pedro scored in the 79th minute. Deniz Undav also scored late in the game.

Following a red card to Brighton & Hove Albion defender Jan Paul van Hecke took out Cesare Casadei, Chelsea scored three goals. Mykhailo Mudryk scored in the 65th minute.

Conor Gallagher then added another goal a short time later. Nicolas Jackson also scored in the 76th minute.

The game was tied at 1-1 at halftime. Danny Welbeck gave Brighton & Hove Albion a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute.

“The manager wants us to be better,” Welbeck said. “We are not going to rest where we are we will push on. It was a good performance tonight and the fans were entertained. My goal is from the training ground, we do a lot of work with the set-piece coach.”

Chelsea tied the game several minutes later when Christopher Nkunku scored.

“When you feel confident and the coach and your teammates trust you you play in another gear,” Mudryk said. “I came on the pitch without any doubt. From my first day, I understand what the new coach wants from us, and from me, it is easier.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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