New England Revolution hosted Chelsea FC for the 'Final Whistle on Hate' match at the Gillette Stadium in order to create awareness on discrimination and hate.
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New England Revolution and Chelsea FC played in a friendly match at the Gillette Stadium. The 'Final Whistle on Hate' promotes equality and tolerance through sport, an initiative that owners Abramovic and Robert Kraft are completely behind.
Chelsea traveled to the United States for the match, and they headed onto the pitch with a star line-up led by Hazard and Giroud. The Blues were looking to put on a show for the fans, not only those present in the stadium, but also those watching at home.
Ross Barkley was the one to first make a change to the scoreboard, and then finished proceedings by scoring the third, and winning, goal of the match after tapping home Higuain's shot, Giroud scored the second goal. The Revs sought to create opportunities throughout the game, but they failed to find the back of Chelsea's net despite creating chances as the Blues let them play for much of the match.
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The players are gretting each other at center field, clapping and exchanging shirts, and also gretting the public
90'+1' GAME OVER !!! Chelsea takes the win at Gillette Stadium
90' One more minute to play!
89' Chelsea tries to surprise Cropper but the goalie was following the action and takes the ball
88' Both teams start playing the ball to slow down the rhythm of the game in its last minutes
87' Green comes in for Caballero (Chelsea)
85' Chelsea prepares a new move... Green is getting ready
84' David Luiz, Hazard and Giroud cheering with the fans from the bench, the Blues players are having a good time with the people
83' Willian asked for a penaltie but the referee didn't concede
81' New England wins a free kick in the offensive half, the attempt is dangerous but Chelsea manages to clear the ball
79' Corner for New England! The home side with a great chance, but the attempt is cleared by the English defense
77' Barkley is out, in goes Chalobah (Chelsea)
77' Chelsea moves again, Zappacosta off for James
74' Bruce Arena taking notes from New England suites
72' Sarri doesn't look happy after Loftus-Cheek injury...
70' Gallagher goes into the field for Loftus-Cheek
69' Loftus-Cheek is limping and is helped by Chelseas staff, the Blues lose an important player ahead of the Europa League final
68' Delay over, game back on, Loftus-Cheek is being trated outside the field
66' Loftus-Cheek is down and looks in a lot of pain, the doctors get into the field
65' New England tries for the long shots to pressure Chelsea, but the Blues are well on spot
63' Knighton leaves the game for Cropper
The goal is conceded to Barkley!
62' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL HIGUAIN !!! The Argentine finds the ball after a corner kick to send it to the back of the net
61' The squads are not looking to hurt each other, the game is mostly played center field
60' Foul! New England wins a free kick in the defensive side
59' Corner! The English side gets a new chance, but the attempt crosses from side to side
58' Willian starts creating chances by the wings, he's a delightful for the people present at Gillette Stadium
56' New England gets the ball again and is trying to pressure up front, but the Blues know what they're doing
54' What a stop by Knighton!!! Higuain was alone infront of the Revs goalie, but the American clears the ball sending it to the side, a missed chance for Chelsea
52' The squads are playing for the fans, the back and forth rhythm it's a beauty
50' Chelsea with the collective play pushes backwards the local team
New England took out three players, Carles Gil, Caicedo, Bunbury for Fagundez, Wright, Penilla
48' Chelsea with a clearing, but the attempt goes to Knighton hands
47' Chelsea makes a new move, In goes Azpilicueta for David Luiz
Chelsea took out five players, Kepa, Marcos Alonso, Hazard, Giroud, Kovacic. In go Caballero, Loftus-Cheek, Higuain. Emerson and Willian
45' Second half is underway!
Chelsea and New England move their starting lineups for the second half
The squads take back the field for the second half
45'+1' The first half is over! Chelsea leads 2-0 after 45 minutes
45' One more minute to play
44' Corner! Chelsea's attempt is cleared by the New England defense
43' New England wins a free kick in the defensive half
42' Agudelo with the attempt trying to surprise Kepa, but the Blues goalie is on spot and takes the ball with his hands
40' Giroud shoots but the attempt is stopped by Knighton !!
39' Delay over, Agudelo looks fine and returns to the game
38' The newly entered, Agudelo goes down to the grass, the doctors get into the field
37' Agudelo come in for Buchanan (New England)
36' Foul! Zahibo with a hard foul on Barkle, the Blues win a free kick in the deffensive half
35' Delay over, game back on!
34' Buchanan falls to the grass after colliding with Hazard, the medical assistance get into the field
32' Chelsea starts picking up the pace and finds some clearing, but the attempts end up in nothing
31' New England moves first! In goes Knighton for Turner
30' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL CHELSEA!! Giroud with a great header after Pedro's assist, and Chelsea leads 2-0
28' Hazard with a great clearing decides to play the ball backwards and the attempt is missed
27' The bench from New England starts warming up, some moves might come soon
25' Hazard with a great ball, but the English team is stop by the Revs defense who tried the counter attack, however the play was stop by David Luiz.
23' New England finds an open and Bunbury with the attempt but it goes over Chelsea's net
21' OFFSIDE!! Barkley is caught offside and Chelsea's attempt is stopped by the referee
20' Chelsea is letting New England touch the ball, but the Revs can't find any open space
18' The home side is being pushed backwards by the English squad
16' Zahibo with an outside the area shot, but it goes directly to Kepa's hands
15' New England with the ball now, takes it center field but can't find the spaces to reach forward
14' Hazard wins a corner from right, but the attempt is cleared by the American defense
13' Chelsea's slowly trying to get into New England's small area, but they're not in any hurry
11' Both teams play the ball and the game is being played center field
9' Chelsea with a new close action at the MLS team field, but the play ends in nothing
8' The 'Revs' create a great collective action, but Chelsea clears the play and takes back the ball
6' The home side with the collective play, but can't find the open spaces as Chelsea's defense is on spot
4' NE Revs trying to create some chances, but Chelsea's controlling the ball
2' GOOOOOOOOOAL BARKLEY !!! Chelsea takes the early lead
2' Chelsea with the first chances of the game, pressures up front
Game's underway at Gillette Stadium !!!
Chelsea left the game with bad news, however, as Loftus-Cheek abandoned the field with an apparent leg injury, which puts him at risk for the Europa League final against Arsenal.