The final fixture of the International Champions’ Cup is here, with Chelsea taking on Inter Milan in the National Stadium, Singapore. The last time Chelsea encountered Inter was in a similar pre-season game in Indianapolis where the good guys ran out 2-0 winners;the last meeting in a competitive match was back in March 2011 when Jose Mourinho’s star-studded Inter knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Since then, much like their cross-city rivals AC Milan, they’ve been struggling to remain relevant and are currently in the process of building towards re-establishing their glory days, under the stewardship of Luciano Spalletti. Nevertheless, they should be giving us a good game today, after defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 prior to this.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3): Courtois | Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill | Moses, Kanté, Fabregas, Alonso | Batshuayi, Morata, Willian
Substitutes from: Caballero, Remy, Tomori, Christensen, Bulka, Baker, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo, Pasalic, Musonda, Rüdiger, Cuevas
Inter Milan starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Padelli | D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Nagatomo; Gagliardini, Borja Valero; Perisic, Brozovic, Candreva; Jovetic
Substitutes from: Handanovic, Berni, Pissardo, Kondogbia, Joao Mario, Ranocchia, Ansaldi, Eder, Murillo, Valietti, Emmers, Vanheusden, Rivas, Barbosa, Pinamonti
Date / Time: Saturday, July 29, 12:35 BST; 7:35am EDT; 5:05pm IST
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore
Forecast: Hot hot hot
On TV: Premier Sports (UK); ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: Premier Sports (UK); WatchESPN (USA); Sony LIV (India); Chelsea TV(int’l — only available in regions without TV/broadcast coverage)
Best XI it is, then. Morata and Batshuayi starting together (in a possible 3-4-1-2?), while Rüdiger should be coming on at some point as well. Let's do this!