[Teams] Pre-Season Friendly – Chelsea vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on July 22, 2017

Chelsea and Arsenal continue their pre-season tour of Asia as they face-off in a friendly at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing this afternoon.

Antonio Conte has named arguably his strongest available side with Thibaut Courtois in goal and a familiar back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill.

Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso occupy the full-back roles with N’Golo Kante alongside Cesc Fabregas in midfield. Willian and Pedro start in attack with Michy Batshuayi leading the line up front in the absence of Diego Costa.

Arsene Wenger on the other hand has named a mixed team with David Ospina starting in goal while youngsters Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Connor Bramall also gets chances to impress.

Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal lined-up at the back with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka also starting. Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi support striker Alexandre Lacazette up top.

Here are the line-ups:


Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.


Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Mertesacker, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Bramall, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette


  1. Milton

    July 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    it shows that we don’t have a big squad yet, come should also trust the young lads..we have

  2. johnobunga

    July 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    How comes chelsea is still fielding just familiar faces .It means it is still hard tor widen the squad and give youngstars a chance

  3. Scott Aikins

    July 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I think Chelsea should make way for the young stars in the second half…hoping to see a dynamic Chelsea tonight

  4. Juwaunini

    July 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Chelsea have faith in youth plz

  5. Muazu musa babikkoi

    July 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    what exactly is the game coming up pls? I agree with my fellow Chelsea team supporters above we need young lads in our squard

  6. Mustapha musty

    July 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This is the beginining, who is ever not ready he most get ready as 12th August approaching.

  7. Bilo

    July 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I don’t care how we make our fixtures neither the old boys or not all i need is winning in every match

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