Chelsea takes on Barcelona Live in the 4th pre-season game of the season as the Blues looks to test themselves against the best.
OFFICIAL STARTING ELEVEN
A first Chelsea start for @cpulisic_10! 🙌
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 23, 2019
A first start for Christian Pulisic!
WHAT IS IT
Chelsea’s 4th pre-season game of the season. This is also Barcelona’s 1st game of the pre-season.
WHERE IS IT
The Chelsea vs Barcelona fixture would take place Live at the Saitama Stadium in Saitama, Japan.
WHEN IS IT
The fixture would kick off at 11:30 am UK Time
Chelsea will be without Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for this fixture: All of them are out with a long term injury.
Chelsea’s main man N’Golo Kante has also returned to Cobham after the Frenchman failed to recover from the knee injury he suffered in May.
Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham and Kepa Arrizabalaga will be available for this fixture after missing last game with illness.
As for Barcelona, the duo of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will be unavailable for this fixture after their participation in the Copa America.
A 2-1 win for Chelsea who have already played 3 pre-season games before this one and are ahead of Barcelona in terms of match fitness.