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Jose Mourinho will take charge of his first match as Chelsea manager for the second time in his career today

Thananuwat Srirasant

It's been a while since we last had a game thread featuring a lineup wearing Chelsea blue, but at long last, the wait is finally over. The preseason tour of Asia is set to get underway in about an hour, and the following eleven players are expected to start the game for the Blues:

Chelsea starting lineup: Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Tomas Kalas, Wallace; Frank Lampard, Michael Essien; Andre Schurrle, Kevin de Bruyne, Lucas Piazon; Romelu Lukaku.

As always with friendlies against much lower quality opposition, it's impossible to take much from the lineup or the performances of our players. Seeing how guys like Wallace, Piazon, and Kalas look while lined up alongside some more established players will be fun, but it's really hard to take much away from an impressive performance should they have one.

I'm sure Mourinho has some things he wants the squad focusing on today, but I'll be satisfied with an entertaining game that ends without injury. With that in mind, enjoy the game and please remember not to link or direct others to any illegal streams.