Chelsea managed a draw against former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and his Paris Saint-Germain team, but took until the 82nd minute before scoring the equalizer. It was 18-year old Brazilian Lucas Piazon, who replaced Romelu Lukaku for the last half hour, that scored with a good finish from a pass by his compatriot Ramires.
Lukaku had failed to continue his form from the first pre-season game, and it is reported that the Belgian striker will join Fulham on loan to get some playing time and Premier league experience. Chelsea really missed a cutting edge up front, with Daniel Sturridge in London with the British Olympic team and Fernando Torres due to rejoin Chelsea today.
Piazon normally plays as a winger or support striker and has yet to make his full Chelsea debut after starring for the youth and reserve teams.
“He’s been very impressive in training and the games he’s played here on this tour…He’s definitely one to watch for the future.”
Chelsea need Torres to return in good form, and his confidence should be high after picking up the Golden Boot along with his winner’s medal at Euro 2012. I do feel that we need at least one more striker in order to challenge for the league title. It will be a long hard season and , even if he is in terrific form, Torres will need help.