[Teams] Pre-Season Friendly – Chelsea vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups
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. Here are the line-ups:
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
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