Confirmed Team News: Chelsea vs Barcelona lineups
Here is the confirmed team news ahead of today’s friendly between Chelsea and Barcelona in Japan.
Chelsea team to play Barcelona
A first Chelsea start for @cpulisic_10! 🙌
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 23, 2019
Christian Pulisic makes his first Chelsea start in today’s game against Barcelona.
There are five changes to the side beaten by Kawasaki Frontale last time out.
Into Frank Lampard’s side come Kepa, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Tammy Abraham and Pulisic.
They replace Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi.
Starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham
Barcelona team to play Chelsea
⚽ Barça v Chelsea
🔵🔴 Força Barça!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 23, 2019
Summer signing Antoine Griezmann starts for Barcelona.
Oriol Busquets starts alongside namesake Sergio in midfield.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, O.Busquets, Riqui Puig; Collado, Griezmann, Dembelé