Chelsea begin a packed preseason schedule with a trip to nearby High Wycombe. Unsurprisingly, it's an unusual, intriguing, strange-looking lineup for the Blues tonight as much of the squad is away still on vacation thanks to the World Cup.
Wycombe Wanderers starting lineup (4-3-3):
Matt Ingram | Joe Jacobson, Gary Doherty, Aaron Pierre, Stuart Lewis | Sam Wood, Matt Bloomfield, Josh Scowen | Steven Craig, Paul Hayes, Paris Cowan-Hall
Substitutes from: Lynch, Horlock, Jombati, Fletcher, Murphy, McClure, Ainsworth, Evans, Morias, Kretzschmar, Driver
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Mark Schwarzer | Nathan Ake, Andreas Christensen, Nathaniel Chalobah, Todd Kane | Oriol Romeu, Marco van Ginkel | Lucas Piazon, Lewis Baker, John Swift | Patrick Bamford
Substitutes from: Mitchell Beeney, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, Jay Dasilva, Jeremie Boga, Jordan Houghton, Dominic Solanke, Isaiah Brown, Nemanja Matic, John Terry
The match is being streaming live on Chelsea TV, which will cost you 5.99/month. Streaming, as far as I can tell, is only available to UK & Ireland IP addresses. While such restrictions mean very little once you dabble into the grey areas of online streaming, discussing any such methods of access is not allowed here.
So, if you're watching, let's enjoy. Looks like the U21 All-Stars out there for us, plus Schwarzer the grizzled veteran.
Preseason's here, the boys are back, life is good.