Well, that was a frantic end to a game which felt like a friendly but had its moments all the same. Sydney will be disappointed they didn’t get a goal; they certainly had enough chances. But they’ll be pleased to have stayed with the Premier League champions even if Chelsea didn’t approach the game with their usual squinty-eyed steel.

You can question the worth, in footballing terms, of post-season tours like this, but then it’s not about the football really is it? Almost 84,000 turned up to watch so it will have been worth it for Chelsea. Still, they must be wondering —as will Sydney— when their season will finally end.

Oh, the managers have swapped puffer jackets, presumably at the request of Arnold. A friendly end to a friendly match.

Thanks for your patronage, your emails, and thanks to Richard who presumably is staring at the bottom of a bottle and questioning some of his choices in life.

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