Chelsea’s final pre-season friendly of 2014 could not have ended on a much more positive note after a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad. Chelsea fans witnessed Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge in the blue for the first time. The £32 million signing did not disappoint the crowd after scoring two goals within the opening 10 minutes.
Costa could have had a hat-trick had it not been for his failure to take the chance created by Eden Hazard. Ahead of the first Premier League 2014/15 match against Burnley on Monday night, the Blues dictated the play with impressive passing. The match also saw Chelsea play under the new LED floodlights and a new playing surface for the first time.