Welcome to our second ever Club World Cup final!
We lost the first.
Let’s not do that again.
Tuchel, now in person, makes four changes from the semifinal — Palmeiras are unchanged from their win — with Mount replacing Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi replacing Alonso, Kanté replacing Jorginho, and Mendy coming back in for Kepa in goal. It’s probably a 3-4-3 with CHO as left wing-back, but possibly not. We’ll see!
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Mendy | Rüdiger, Silva, Christensen | Hudson-Odoi, Kanté, Kovačić, Azpilicueta (c) | Havertz, Lukaku, Mount
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Betinelli, Chalobah, Alonso, Kenedy Jorginho, Saúl, Barkley, Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner
Palmeiras starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Weverton | Piquerez, Luan, Gómez (c) Rocha | Ze Rafael, Danilo | Scarpa, Veiga, Dudu | Rony
Substitutes from: Kuscevic, Jorge, Wesley, Mayke, Deyverson, Breno, Atuesta, Cerqueira, Navarro, Jailson, Mateus, Marcelo
Date / Time: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 16.30 GMT; 11:30am EST; 10pm IST
Venue: Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Referee: Christopher Beath (on pitch); Massimiliano Irrati (VAR)
On TV: Channel 4 (UK); Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes (USA); elsewhere
Streaming: All 4 (UK); Fox Sports Go (USA) — not sure about India or Nigeria listings or streaming options, but FIFA’s YouTube channel might be streaming it, depending on various rights restrictions. In the USA, fuboTV has a 7-day free trial, which you can use to watch FS2. Here’s our affiliate link for that.
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!