Preseason match number four is here, featuring a DMV-edition of the West London Derby against friendly neighbors Fulham. It’s the last of our “Premier League Summer Series” of friendlies in the States, with a game against Borussia Dortmund to come on Wednesday and then back home to get ready for the start of the season in two weeks.
The primary goal is still fitness for this one however, with Maurico Pochettino opting to give starts to the likes of Mason Burstow up top and Gaga Slonina in goal.
Here we go!
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Slonina | Chilwell, Humphreys, Silva (c), Gusto | Santos, Enzo | Nkunku, Chukwuemeka, Sterling | Burstow
Substitutes from: Kepa, Bergström, Chalobah, Colwill, Gilchrist, Hall, Maatsen, James, Cucurella, Casadei, Gallagher, Mudryk, Ângelo, Moreira, Jackson
Fulham starting XI:
Leno | Tete, Diop, De Fougerolles, Robinson, Reed, Lukić, Cairney (c), Wilson, Vinícius, Willian
Substitutes from: Rodák, Borto, Bassey, Mbabu, Parkes, Odutayo, Amissah, McCoy-Splatt, Dibley-Dias, Raúl, De Cordova-Reid, Harris, Gogo, Stansfield
Date / Time: Sunday, July 30, 2023, 2:45pm EDT; 19:45 BST; 12:15am IST (next day)
Venue: FedExField, Landover, MD
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBC (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); Peacock (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!