Chelsea play Barcelona in the Rakuten Cup at Saitama Stadium with Pulisic makes his first start for the Blues and on the other hand Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong set to make their debuts for Barcelona.
The Blues will come into this game with a defeat as a host, Kawasaki Frontale won the game with only of few minutes remaining on the clock as Leandro Damiao found the back of the net with a header. While for Barcelona, it will be their first game of a new pre-season.
Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3):
⚽ Barça v Chelsea
🔵🔴 Força Barça!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 23, 2019
Ter Stegen | Alba, Umtiti, Piqué, Sergi Roberto | Riqui Puig, S.Busquets, O.Busquets | Dembélé, Griezmann, Collado
Substitutes from: Neto, Iñaki Peña,Semedo, Rakitic, Todibo, Pérez, Rafinha, Malcom, Lenglet, Aleñá, De Jong, Monchu, Araujo, Guillem
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
A first Chelsea start for @cpulisic_10! 🙌
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 23, 2019
Arrizabalaga | Emerson, David Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta (c) | Kovačić, Jorginho | Pulisic, Mount, Pedro | Abraham
Substitutes from: Caballero, Cumming, Alonso, Drinkwater, Tomori, Barkley, Bakayoko, Zouma, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Palmer, Giroud, Batshuayi