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Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Jake Clarke-Salter’s pre-season performance

Chelsea started their pre-season with a 1-1 away draw against Brighton – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were impressed with the performance of Jake Clarke-Salter.

The Blues squad got some minutes under their belts with a match against Brighton, who are the opposition they kick off the new Premier League season against in a couple of weeks time.

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New Chelsea forward Timo Werner scored the opening goal of the contest in the fourth minute with his close-range finish through the goalkeeper’s legs and he was a bright spark in the contest, while another new boy Hakim Ziyech looked dangerous in the wing too.

Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved one spot-kick early in the second-half, but was beaten from another penalty late on from Pascal Gross to make it 1-1.

Frank Lampard’s side understandably rotated heavily in the second period during the friendly fixture and it was a chance for plenty of academy players to get minutes.

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Clarke-Salter was perhaps a surprise inclusion in the starting Chelsea XI, which was stacked with first-team players who will all hope to be featuring on the opening day of the league season.

The 22-year-old is still a Blues prospect that has only managed two senior appearances for the club, but he’s come through the academy and he impressed last season during a loan at Birmingham City in the Championship.

He is a left-footed centre-back that looked really assured at the back against Brighton with some great passes and a real authority, albeit the Chelsea backline were mainly untested in the first-half.

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Some Chelsea fans have responded to the youngster’s display to suggest that perhaps he should be kept around the first-team squad in the new season and feel he would provide a great balanced option considering he’s a left-footer.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Clarke-Salter:

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