Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw, and ended up losing on penalty shootout to MLS side Charlotte FC.
Chelsea started the game the brighter of the two sides, controlling the tempo of the game and creating numerous chances.
Christian Pulisic scored on the half-hour mark, as he pounced on a deflected Michy Batshuayi shot, to score with a fine lob over the goalkeeper.
The first half ended 1-0 in our favour, and Thomas Tuchel made wholesale changes for the second-half.
Tuchel made 10 subs at half time, and Chelsea never really had control, as Chelsea ended up conceding a late goal.
The team had a few decent opportunities through Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling, but nothing came out of it.
However, one player that stood out in the second half was new signing Raheem Sterling, and he seemed to have impressed his new manager.
Sterling made his unofficial debut for Chelsea as he played 45 minutes of the second-half, in the friendly tie against Charlotte, and Tuchel was very pleased with his performance.
“I saw four accelerations in the second half I think and they all came from Raheem Sterling,” Thomas Tuchel said after the game against Charlotte FC.
“There is no need for major doubts or criticism, but it’s never important what the manager has in his head ahead of pre-season.”