Watch Full Highlight: Chelsea 1-0 Reading, Frank Lampard side defeats championship side

Chelsea beat Championship side Reading 1-0 in a friendly behind closed door at Cobham training based as Pedro scored Blues only goal of the game.

Frank Lampard’s side are got off to a winning start as they stepped up preparations for the return of Premier League football next week.

The Blues, who will resume looking to hold onto their place in the top four buoyed by the new of Timo Werner’s imminent signing from RB Leipzig, pick up their season with a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday, June 21.

Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a huge boost ahead of their Premier League return by featuring in Wednesday’s friendly against Championships side Reading.

The midfielder has only just returned to full contract training at Cobham after getting personal leave due to fears over coronavirus.

There was another boost for Chelsea as Ruben Loftus-Cheek took part in the game.

He hasn’t appeared once this season after suffering a serious injury before last year’s Europa League final.

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