Chelsea’s friendly game against Vitesse Arnhem last night presented two of the clubs youngsters with a chance to play against some of the Blues’ more established first team stars.
Right-back Wallace and attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore both featured in the starting side for Vitesse, with an opportunity to impress Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea unsurprisingly ground out a 3-1 victory over the course of the match, but he’s likely to have been impressed by the work rate of both young stars, especially Wallace who worked hard to keep tabs on Cesc Fabregas.
The £27 million summer signing from Barcelona showed great touch all over the pitch but Wallace never ceased trying to close him down and cut him out of the game when the play drifted over to the right hand side.
It’s now up to both Wallace and Bertrand to hit the ground running when the Eredivisie season starts, to give themselves a chance of making an impact at the Blues next season.