Bayern Munich 3 Chelsea 2
ALVARO MORATA came off the bench for his debut – after Chelsea were Mullered in a first-half blitz.
Morata came on for the last 27 minutes at the National Stadium in Singapore and was played on the left, with Michy Batshuayi the central striker.
Chelsea’s new £65million signing from Real Madrid even helped set up a goal for Batshuayi but could not prevent defeat after Thomas Muller’s goals put Bayern out of sight.
Antonio Conte picked a strong team but they were swept aside in the first half by the Bundesliga champs.
Rafinha opened the scoring with a 25-yarder that skidded along the ground and off the post.
Thibaut Courtois could have done better for that one – but his defenders were guilty for the rest of Bayern’s goals.
Firstly, Franck Ribery danced around Cesar Azpilicueta and floated up a cross to the back post.
Muller was there, beating Cesc Fabregas to the ball to volley home and double the lead.
The Danish youngster backed off Muller, along with Gary Cahill, and the Germany star curled his effort around Courtois.
David Luiz came on at the same time as Morata and hit the post with a deflected effort.
Then Batshuayi tapped in after Morata flicked on a corner – but it was too late to prevent defeat.
Boss Antonio Conte said: “Our start wasn’t good but the players showed me a great will to try to change the result.
“We must give Morata the right time to adapt to our way of football, but he should be pleased with his performance.”
Chelsea will stay on in Singapore for the remainder of the week as they complete the three matches on their Far East Tour.
They beat Arsenal 3-0 in their opening game in Beijing before the Bayern game today, and on Saturday will come up against Italian club Inter Milan.