Following a two-game stint in eire, the short East Asia tour got off to a unsatisfying begin on Friday as Leandro Damiao’s late header condemned
Frank Lampard’s Blues to a lacklustre 1-0 loss at the hands of regnant J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama.
They will ought to significantly up their levels against LaLiga holders Barcelona, who are however to start their pre-season campaign
European giants Barcelona and Chelsea lock horns in an exceedingly high-profile Rakuten Cup friendly clash in Saitama, Japan on weekday.
Frank Lampard’s Blues area unit trying to reclaim when a unsatisfying late defeat to regnant J1 League champions
Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama on Friday, whereas the Blaugrana are simply starting their pre-season campaign.
Ernesto Valverde might like better to hand Barcelona debuts to new signings Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie DE writer and Neto at Saitama arena,
whereas the contingent of children on the tour – 9 of the 26-man squad area unit from Barca B – are desirous to create a control.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Arthur Melo area unit all absent when their exertions at the Copa America, however Rafinha did travel when an injury issue.
Chelsea are while not N’Golo Kante, who has been sent back to London to bear more treatment following the repetition of a knee drawback.
Barcelona vs Chelsea Team News
The French midfielder ab initio felt discomfort in his knee prior the Europa League Final finish over Arsenal in might,
however contend therein match before retreating from international duty with France and sitting out Chelsea’s trip to eire.
Kante traveled to Japan with Lampard expressing hope that he would be acceptable feature in one in all 2 regular matches,
however that has not been attainable and he can currently come to Cobham within the hope of being prepared for Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Manchester United on August twelve.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and Tammy patriarch area unit each back in coaching when missing the defeat to Kawasaki Frontale because of unhealthiness.
Christian Pulisic came on as a substitute therein 1st friendly when connexion up together with his new team-mates following the Gold Cup and can little doubt be pushing to start out in Saitama.
Barcelona v Chelsea Predicted lineups
Barcelona XI: Neto; Semedo, Todibo, Umtiti, Alba; Monchu, Busquets, De Jong; Malcom, Abe, Griezmann
Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso; Barkley, Mount, Bakayoko; Pedro, Kenedy, Giroud
Chelsea tour squad
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Jamie Cumming, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Davide Zappacosta, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Fikayo Tomori, Kenedy, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kasey Palmer, Pedro, Michy Batshuayi, Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic
Barcelona tour squad
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Inaki Pena, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Jean-Clair Todibo, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo, Guillem Jaime, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Rafinha, Carles Alena, Frenkie De Jong, Oriol Busquets, Riqui Puig, Monchu, Alex Collado, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Carles Perez, Hiroki Abe
Barcelona vs Chelsea LIVE stream and TV channel
The match kicks off at 7:30pm JST, which works out at 11:30am BST on Tuesday morning.
The match can be viewed via a live stream on Chelsea’s official website or on the official 5th Stand mobile app.
Fans in the UK and Ireland can watch all pre-season games via the website for £10.99, while on the app games are available from £1.99 each.
Per Chelsea, each friendly can be purchased from two hours before kick-off.
NewGersy Sport will have full coverage of the match with our LIVE blog.
NewGersy English live coverage
You can also follow all the action right here on NG English, with our inimitable minute-by-minute live coverage of the match.
MSHORAFA will be in the hot-seat for kick off but we’ll be building up to the action throughout the morning.
Barcelona vs Chelsea LIVE!
Live build-up and coverage as Chelsea continue their tour of Asia with a friendly against La Liga winners Barcelona.
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Saitama Stadium, Japan
Barcelona vs Chelsea
11:30am Tuesday 23rd July