Chelsea kicked off its three-match U.S. tour with a solid 2-1 victory over Mexican giants Club America in a game that was played in Las Vegas.
A sensational goal by Mason Mount from outside the box proved to be the winner seven minutes from time. Timo Werner gave Chelsea a lead near the hour mark, but a Reece James back pass that beat his own goalkeeper gifted Club America the momentary equalizer minutes later.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel started an attacking front line comprised of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech, but they couldn’t produce a goal although Ziyech was a catalyst throughout. Right wingback Kenedy unleashed a curler and Thiago Silva sent a header on goal, but in both instances the Club America goalkeeper came up with the stop in a scoreless first half.
With a brand new lineup on the field after the break, it was Werner who found the breakthrough…