By FOX Sports Staff
The match also saw Blues first-team players in the Selecao squad in Oscar, Ramires and David Luiz who featured alongside Lampard, Cole and Gary Cahill at the Wembley Arena.
Cahill did not have the best of games as a defensive error allowed Fred to level the scoreline but the Three Lions still came away with a well-deserved win after Frank Lampard scored the winning goal in the 60th minute.
Keown, like many others, was left impressed by the overall performance by the England team even if the match was merely an international friendly fixture. The effective combination of youth and experience earned Roy Hodgson's side much praise and has increased optimism of their qualification prospects to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
But Keown was also quick to point out that the quality demonstrated by the Blues players raises questions as to their poor domestic form side in the Premier League.
"Six Chelsea players were involved last night [Wednesday] - David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar for Brazil, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill for England," he wrote in the Daily Mail.
"They have enough quality to suggest Rafael Benitez's side should be performing a lot better.
"Gary Cahill was exceptional in the first half, sniffing out danger and accomplished on the ball. He looked far better than he has in a Chelsea shirt this season.
"But the centre back undid that good work by overplaying for the Brazilian equaliser.
"He wanted to show that English defenders can play.
"That should be encouraged but there are moments when you can be too adventurous."
The 46-year-old was also delighted from a defensive standpoint as Julio Cesar and Joe Hart put in a solid shift with the England goalkeeper even saving a penalty from the mercurial Ronaldinho.
"There was plenty of talk ahead of the game about the outfield players but it was hard to ignore the goalkeepers once the action started," he continued.
"I saw Joe Hart and Julio Cesar go head to head when Manchester City visited QPR recently and was hugely impressed.
"Now I am convinced that they are the two best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
"Hart did really well to save Ronaldinho’s penalty and then reach the rebound before the Brazilian.
"Cesar's stops to defy Wayne Rooney and Gary Cahill were stunning."