As we approach our final game of our pre-season tour in the International Champions Cup, Chelsea fans can be expecting to see a few changes and new faces in today’s match against Inter Milan.
After a dominant display against Arsenal earlier in the week where we showed off impressive dedication and discipline, beating them 3-0 with goals from Willian and Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea slumped to a 3-2 defeat in our second game against Bayern Munich. While the entire team put in a lackluster performance and being only a shadow of the team that played Arsenal, fans were still able to draw out some positives which we will be definitely looking out for again in today’s match.
Firstly, our young Jeremie Boga, who has already mesmerized fans with his speed and technical abilities and who was one of the rare players that actually put in a decent performance against Bayern. He has shown his impressive qualities in both games so far and we should look out whether his consistent performance spills into our final game as well, regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench.
Second, our newest signing Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard came in for the last 25 minutes of the game and while he played most of those 25 minutes in the wide-attacking role, leaving Michy up top, he was still able to leave a good impression with his speed, movement and link-up play. He also was able to get in an assist to Batshuayi for our second goal. Conte has said that Morata will start today’s game so it will be a perfect opportunity for all Chelsea fans to really see what we can expect of our latest star-signing.
Third, Antonio Rudiger. The German international has recently joined up with the first team and has been training ahead of today’s match, with Conte stating that he will get a chance off the bench most likely in the 2nd half. This will be Rudiger’s debut for the Blues and if his displays while in Roma are anything to go by, Chelsea have gotten themselves a very strong, skillfull and versatile defender for years to come. Definitely someone to look out for!
Lastly, it will be interesting to see whether Conte sticks to our already traditional 3-4-3 formation or moves to 3-5-2 or 4-2-4 formation to try and accommodate both strikers as well looking at different and new tactics ahead of our title defense.
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