Chelsea will hope to finish their pre-season preparations on a high as they face Udinese tonight.
A heavy defeat to Arsenal put a sour note on the Blues’ pre-season tour of the US, with Thomas Tuchel calling out his players for a lack of commitment and the Chelsea boss admitted he was worried by what he saw.
It’s just over a week until Chelsea get their Premier League season up and running, against Everton at Goodison Park on August 6, so there is no time to waste ahead of the new campaign.
In the background, the club continues to try and add to their defensive ranks, though they have suffered setbacks with Jules Kounde set to join Barcelona and Wesley Fofana expected to stay at Leicester.
Where to watch Udinese vs Chelsea Live
TV channel: The match will not be televised on TV in the UK.
Live stream: Chelsea are streaming the game via their website and the 5th Stand app.
Chelsea Team News
Chelsea will be boosted by the availability of N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who weren’t able to travel to North America due to their COVID-19 vaccination status.
While Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ross Barkley are doubtful on the grounds of fitness, Kalidou Koulibaly may earn his first start. Ben Chilwell may also be included in the XI after being rested against Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Timo Werner is left out of the squad for the friendlies amid rumors linking the German with moves away from Stamford Bridge this summer