Musonda features in Under-23 game

Charly Musonda impressed for Chelsea’s development side in a Premier League 2 match against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

Musonda, back in action following a knee problem and having recently returned from a loan spell at Real Betis, scored in a 4-3 defeat for the young Blues at Aldershot, where Mason Mount also scored.

Brahim Diaz scored a hat-trick for the visitors, with his first two goals putting them in control before Musonda pulled a goal back and then hit the post.

Chelsea equalised shortly before half-time when Josi Quintero’s cross was headed into his own net by Demeaco Duhaney.

But Diaz restored City’s lead with a penalty after Trevoh Chalobah’s handball, and Issac Buckley made it 4-2 before Mount reduced the deficit after being set up by Dujon Sterling.

Earlier, Chelsea’s Under-18 side stormed to an astonishing win, beating Brighton 13-0 at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.