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Chelsea v. PSG: Lineups and Game Thread

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Jul 18, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chelsea FC forward Romelu Lukaku (18) beats Sounders FC goalkeeper Bryan Meredith (35) to score a goal during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 18, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chelsea FC forward Romelu Lukaku (18) beats Sounders FC goalkeeper Bryan Meredith (35) to score a goal during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

It's Carlo time! Chelsea are taking on PSG in a friendly from New Yankee Stadium. This should be a fun match, and hopefully will tell us more about Chelsea's prospects for the coming season. Again, we'll see man-mountain Romelu LUKAKU leading the line for Chelsea tonight as the only striker with the Club for this tour. [At least until Fernando Torres joins up later on.] We should also see plenty of one of our other Belgian superkids, Eden Hazard. I'd really like to see the two hook up again for a couple of goals.

PSG will be somewhat-less dangerous, missing new signings Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. [Something which makes Graham both happy and sad.] Still, expect them to give us a better game than Seattle Sounders, which will make it much better viewing! Even if they beat us, which is completely possible, don't read too much into it, unless we're absolutely terrible, since it's preseason.

Lineups:

PSG: 4-2-3-1 - Nicolas Douchez; Mamadou Sakho, Alex, Christophe Jallet, Sylvain Armand; Clément Chantôme, Mathieu Bodmer; Nenê, Javier Pastore, Ezequiel Lavezzi; Kévin Gameiro

Chelsea: 4-2-3-1 - Petr Cech; Sam Hutchinson, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Paulo Ferreira; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel; Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Gael Kakuta; Romelu Lukaku.


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