Depending on how long and how successful the Maurizio Sarri era ends up being, this lineup here today could be a useful trivia question answer, right along the lines of José Mourinho’s first ever lineup 14 years ago. (Steven Watt, never forget!)
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME (APPROXIMATION OF) SARRIBALL?
Of course you are.
Here we go.
Perth Glory starting lineup: tba
Substitutes from: tba
Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Bulka | Alonso, Ampadu, David Luiz, Zappacosta | Barkley, Jorginho, Fàbregas (c) | Pedro, Morata, Hudson-Odoi
Substitutes from: Collins, Thompson, Aina, Tomori, Hector, Kalas, Emerson, Drinkwater, Palmer, Bakayoko, Pasalic, Piazon, Musonda, Abraham
Date / Time: Monday, July 23, 2018, 19:30 local time (12:30 BST; 7:30am EDT)
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia — a brand new 60,000-seat multi-purpose stadium that opened in January; this will be the first ever football match held there.
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