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Barcelona vs Chelsea, Preseason friendly: Official Lineups, Live Game Thread

A live thread for the final game on the United States tour for Barcelona and Chelsea

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The final game of the U.S. tour is less than 60 minutes away! Stadium's looking nice...

And the players have arrived:



Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen | Douglas Pereira, Marc Bartra, Jérémy Mathieu, Adriano Correia | Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Gerard Gumbau | Munir El-Haddadi, Luis Suárez, Sandro Ramírez

Substitutes: Masip, J. Suárez, Piqué, Vermaelen, Alba, Samper, Sergi Roberto, Iniesta, Halilovic, Pedro, Rafinha


Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Thibaut Courtois | Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, César Azpilicueta | Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fàbregas | Kenedy, Oscar, Eden Hazard | Diego Costa

Substitutes: TBA

Two strong lineups from both teams, especially the side coached by José Mourinho. It's interesting how the opponents face the European Champions with a serious attitude for the game. Luis Enrique counters with basically what would be his 2nd team, except from Suárez, Rakitic and Busquets. Lucho only wants to get people fit. Mourinho wants to win, even though preseason is fake to him.

Should be fun. It's a rivalry!

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