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Report: Wycombe 0-5 Chelsea

16 July 2014

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea secured a 5-0 victory at Adams Park on Wednesday night, in a special testimonial for Matt Bloomfield.

The Wanderers midfielder was the talk of the town before the game as he celebrated a decade with the club in front of a bumper crowd of 7,744, but Chelsea's blend of talented youth and experienced quality made their class count with five clinical goals.

A standing ovation from all four sides of the stadium greeted the Wanderers legend as he entered the pitch through a guard of honour from both Wycombe and Chelsea players, before the visitors settled comfortably into the game with sustained spells of possession.

The opening goal arrived with the game’s first real chance of note, but it was a tidy finish from ex-Derby County loanee Patrick Bamford, who tucked home Nathan Ake’s cross with his left foot from 12 yards.

Wanderers threatened on 40 minutes when Mark Schwarzer spilled a deep corner and Aaron Pierre’s effort was blocked before Steven Craig’s looping header went just over.

Craig went close again before the break, glancing a header past the far post, before Chelsea made a glut of substitutions at the interval, bringing the likes of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic into the fray.

And the added strength and experience didn’t take long to have an impact. Izzy Brown doubled the lead moments after the interval from Jay De Silva’s cut-back from the left.

By the 52nd minute it was 3-0, and a popular goal for the away fans as John Terry sidefooted home a corner after Matt Ingram had done well to keep out a stinging low drive.

Branislav Ivanovic should have stretched the advantage further, volleying over from close range after the hosts failed to clear a deep free-kick, but the Serbian defender made no mistake on 67 minutes, nodding home from a set-piece to make it four.

The home fans were eager for something to cheer, and Matt McClure's low drive forced Mark Schwarzer into a save before Gareth Ainsworth made a cameo with 15 minutes remaining, entering the field in his natural right-midfield position.

Moments later, it was time for Bloomfield's exit, bringing home and away fans to their feet once again as he made way for Nathan Evans, but Wanderers were unable to find a goal to show for their efforts against an expectedly slick Chelsea outfit.

Instead, it was Izzy Brown who capped off the victory with a delightful curling effort with five minutes left, finding the top corner for his second of the night.

Wycombe: Ingram, Lewis, Jacobson (Jombati HT), Doherty (Fletcher 74), Pierre, Scowen (Murphy 59), Wood, Bloomfield, Hayes (Ainsworth 74), Cowan-Hall, Craig (McClure 59).

Chelsea 1st Half: Schwarzer, Kane (Zouma 21), Ake, Chalobah, Christiansen, Swift, Romeu, Baker, Van Ginkel, Bamford, Piazon.

Chelsea 2nd Half: Schwarzer (Beeney 74), Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, De Silva, Boga, Romeu (Houghton 74), Matic, Salah, Brown, Solanke.

Attendance: 7,744

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