Chelsea have returned to the UK to continue their pre-season preparations as the Blues takes on Reading Live at Madejski Stadium on Sunday.
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WHERE TO WATCH
You can watch the game Live on Chelsea TV
WHAT IS IT
It’s Chelsea’s 5th game of the pre-season under the new gaffer, Frank Lampard
WHERE IS IT
Chelsea vs Reading will take place Live at the Madejski Stadium in Reading
WHEN IS IT
Chelsea vs Reading will kickoff Live on Sunday, 28th July at 15:00 UK Time.
The Blues are still without the services of Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Reece James who are out with long term injury.
N’Golo Kante returned home early from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Japan, and although, the Frenchman has started some light training, he won’t be involved in this fixture.
Tammy Abraham and Kepa Arrizabalaga have already successfully recovered from their respective illnesses as they featured against Barcelona earlier in the week, while Willian still hasn’t returned to Cobham after suffering a hamstring injury during national duty, earlier in the month.
For Reading, Jordan Obita will be out with injury, while Chris Gunter and Garath McCleary won’t make an appearance after being told they don’t have a future at the club.
CHELSEA: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Barkley, Pedro; Giroud
HEAD TO HEAD
Chelsea and Reading have met 20 times in a competitive match with the Blues winning 10 of the fixtures to Reading’s 3. 7 of them have ended in a draw.
Frank Lampard’s men got the better of Barcelona to win the Rakuten Cup earlier in the week. The squad is starting to click in a 4-2-3-1 formation and the gaffer is expected to roll in the similar formation yet again.
We expect a 3-0 win for Chelsea with the new boy Christian Pulisic getting on the scoresheet.
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