Our last official preseason friendly is the first at the Bridge this summer, and the first since winning the Champions League final on May 29. Since there was no actual victory parade due to the pandemic, the trophy will be shown around the stadium prior to kick-off today.
That should be reason alone to look forward to this game, friendly as it may be (at least in name) against Spurs. Nice to see both Tino Anjorin and Ethan Ampadu on the bench, and of course T’Chalobah getting another start!
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Mendy | Rüdiger, Chalobah, Zouma | Alonso, Kanté, Kovačić, Hudson-Odoi | Werner, Havertz, Ziyech
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Sarr, Ampadu, Zappacosta, Miazga, Loftus-Cheek, Bakayoko, Anjorin, Kenedy, Pulisic, Batshuayi, Abraham
Spurs starting XI:
Gollini | Doherty, Tanganga, Dier, Reguilon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Dele, Bergwijn, Lucas, Son
Substitutes from: Whiteman, Aurier, Rodon, Omole, Davies, Carter-Vickers, Sissoko, Winks, John, Clarke, Scarlett
Date / Time: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 19.45 BST; 2:45pm EDT; 12:15am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
On TV: none
Streaming: Chelsea website & The 5th Stand App — the match also costs £7.99/$10.99 to watch, half of which will be donated to the charities. It’s always helpful to start the stream early, to avoid lag, server issues, and frustrations. Coverage begins 25 minutes prior to kick-off, with the trophy lap hopefully shown as well.
Rail seating in the house!
Due to the ongoing work of installing rail seating, the following changes will apply to tonight’s game.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2021
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!