The Blues travelled to the Stadio Friuli on Friday to play the Serie A side, summer signings Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly were named in the starting eleven.
French midfielder N’Golo Kante gave Tuchel’s side the lead before Sterling made it 2-0 with his first goal for the club, the winger scored after a lucky deflection.
Sterling was one on one with Udinese goalkeeper Marco Silvestri after a perfectly executed pass by Jorginho, Sterling hit his shot straight at the keeper but luckily for the England international, the ball bounced off him and went into the back of the net.
Raheem Sterling’s first goal for Chelsea! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/n6PWaye2DO— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) July 29, 2022
Former Everton and Watford player Gerard Deulofeu halved the deficit for his side before half time.
In the second half, Chelsea were on top as they pushed for a third goal, and Sterling was then presented with a golden chance to get his second goal of the night.
However, the pass by the German was slightly behind Sterling and he had to improvise.
The Chelsea new boy decided to channel his inner Alessia Russo by attempting a clever back heel finish, but it didn’t go to plan as his attempt was blocked by the defender and Sterling ended up falling over.
Beautiful skill by Raheem Sterling. Proper baller 😍😍😭😭 pic.twitter.com/owZYdPif8B— OMDs Eugene 🔰 (@KumasiSarkodie_) July 29, 2022
Fans were quick to jump on social media to make fun of Sterling’s attempted back heel goal.
One said: “Why is Sterling allergic to an open goal? lmao.”
Another fan tweeted: “Lol….everyone can’t be @alessiarusso7.”
A third fan added: “It’s going to be a long season for Chelsea and Sterling.”
Not Sterling’s finest moment but he will be delighted to have opened his Chelsea account ahead of the Premier League season getting underway next weekend.
Mount scored the final goal of the evening to make it 3-1 to Chelsea as they ended their pre season with a win.
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