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International Champions Cup 2017: Chelsea vs Bayern Munich

26 July 2017, 12:47 | Nina Perez

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata in action during the match against Bayern Munich in Singapore

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata in action during the match against Bayern Munich in Singapore

On the other hand, Bayern Munich lost to the Gunners on penalties in the first game of their pre-season tour in China.

Chelsea were caught cold in the heat of Singapore as three early goals from Bayern Munich gave the German champions a 3-2 win at the International Champions Cup (ICC).

Then he added the next goal as Chelsea defenders backed off him.

Marcos Alonso pulled one back for the Premier League champions on the brink of half-time to make it 3-1.

Bayern's largely dominant performance is all the more impressive when you consider they were missing key players such as Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal, Thiago Alcantara and Arjen Robben. Morata's fitness will be a concern as the striker is yet to play in a pre-season game.

As well as Sanches' eye-catching performance, there were encouraging showings from new signings Corentin Tolisso and James Rodriguez.

Antonio Conte had told Diego Costa, Chelsea's top scorer last season, that he was not in his plans for the future at Stamford Bridge; the Spaniard would be sold and a replacement brought in.

Bayern made is 2-0 after 12 minutes when Ribery set up Thomas Muller, who volleyed the ball in at the far post.

Carlo Ancelotti's side opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Rafinha before Muller struck twice to take Bayern into a comfortable 3-0 lead within 27 minutes.

Chelsea had been completely outclassed but hauled themselves back into the contest on the stroke of halftime when left back Alonso latched on to Victor Moses' low cross from the right and beat keeper Tom Starke with a low, crisp shot.

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte cautiously praised the Alvaro Morata debut in his postgame press conference.

'I feel good. I signed with the best club of England, ' Morata told Chelsea TV in his first interview since joining the club, speaking in near ideal English.

Morata, who joined the Blues from Real Madrid for an initial £58m which could rise to £70m, made an instant impact for his new team after being introduced as a 63rd-minute substitute.

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