Preseason match number three is here, and it’s a familiar foe in an unfamiliar venue, as Chelsea take on Arsenal in Dublin. These same two teams will meet at Stamford Bridge in 17 days time on matchday 2 of the new season. That one will count. This one’s more for fun.
Here we go.
Arsenal starting lineup (4-3-3):
Cech | Kolasinac, Mustafi, Sokratis, Bellerin | Ramsey, Elneny, Guendouzi | Ozil, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan
Substitutes from: rest of the traveling squad
Chelsea starting lineup: (4-3-3):
Caballero | Alonso, David Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta | Barkley, Jorginho, Fabregas | Hudson-Odoi, Morata, Pedro
Substitutes from: Green, Bulka, Zappacosta, Ampadu, Christensen, Emerson, Moses, Drinkwater, Loftus-Cheek, Bakayoko, Piazon, Abraham
Date / Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 20:05 local time (20:05 BST; 3:05pm EDT)
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
On TV: Premier Sports (UK); ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: Premier Player (UK only); WatchESPN, ESPN+ (USA only); Chelsea TV (audio commentary only — full video replay the next day)