St. Patrick's Athletic vs Chelsea: Olivier Giroud inspires Blues to 4-0 victory

St. Patrick's Athletic vs Chelsea: Olivier Giroud inspires Blues to 4-0 victory

- St. Patrick's Athletic vs Chelsea test game ended in favour of the Premier League team

- Olivier Giroud scored twice while Mason Mount and Emerson both scored a goal each to compete the demolition

- Coach Frank Lampard's men will now return to London before flying out to Japan on Monday

Chelsea wrap up their preseason tour in Dublin with a 4-0 demolition of St. Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park on Saturday, July 13.

Having being held to 1-1 draw by Bohemian FC during the week, the Blues rallied round to hand their new boss Frank Lampard his first win on change of the club.

The English born tactician fielded a mix of old and young players in a bid to incorporate the academy graduates into the team.

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And Mason Mount was the first to find the back of the net after just 15 minutes of action, and Emerson doubled his side's lead in the 31st minute.

The west London club continued their attacking style of play for the rest of the first half but failed to add to the tally.

At the start of the second half, Olivier Giroud came on for Michy Batshuayi and scored twice before the regulation period was over.

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The 2018 World Cup winner grabbed his first of the match in the 67th minute and completed his brace with less than two minutes to the end of the match.

Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount are the youngsters who were in the starting line up for Chelsea.

While David Luis, Davide Zappacosta, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho all had a taste of the victory as the Blues conclude their first summer tour.

Lampard and his armies will however return home before flying out to Japan on Monday as they continue their preparations for the new season. earlier reported that Manchester United got their pre-season tour in Australia off to a winning star following their slim victory over Perth Glory on Saturday, July 13.

Two second half goals from Marcus Rashford and James Garner were all the Red Devils needed to ensure they march to victory after regulation period.

Rashford fired home the first goal of the match on the hour mark, while Garner sealed the win for the English side just five minutes left to play in the match. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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