The two London giants, Chelsea and Arsenal, are going to face each other today, Wedensday, in a friendly pre-season match in Ireland where both teams are going to put the final touches on their squads ahead of the upcoming season.
The two Premier League London clubs will be playing in the International Champions Cup, ICC, where it’s the last match for Arsenal FC in this competition, and before the last one for Chelsea FC.
The Premier League clubs won’t take this match as a friendly, due to the rivalry and history between the two clubs and players where both sides and both new managers will be eyeing a win.
We expect the following starting Xl for Arsenal and Chelsea:
Arsenal starting Xl: Brend Leno, Hector Bellerin, Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, and Alexander Lacazette.
Chelsea’s starting Xl: Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen,Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Jorginho, Danny Drinkwater, Charley Musondo, Alvaro Morata
It won’t be an easy match for both sides, but Chelsea is missing some key players, unlike Arsenal who have almost a full squad at the moment.
We expect a 2-2 draw.