Michael Tucker

Chelsea 2 Bayern Munich 3

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Please use this thread for all posts relating to our 2018 Pre-Season International Champions Cup match  against Bayern Munich at Singapore's National Stadium before, during and after the game. Individual match day threads will be opened for comment with plenty of time for everyone to get involved. 

Even though these are pre-season friendlies, the Moderators will still be keeping an eye on things, so let's keep it intelligent.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 19:35, Tuesday 25th July 2017, local Singapore time/date (12:35 pm UK time). 

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Not a view? Not a comment? Forgotten about it? The game is almost upon us, and the silence is deafening.......:).

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One of the most important games in Chelsea football history. Must win!

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Am I right in thinking that Chelsea TV are only carrying live commentary?  Looks like it's on Premier Sports and ESPN US.  

Must win. 3 points a must blah blah. 

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1 hour ago, Galol said:

One of the most important games in Chelsea football history. Must win!

i wonder why we seem to always need to do this? 

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1 hour ago, Ham said:

Am I right in thinking that Chelsea TV are only carrying live commentary?

Yes, 'fraid so. Bit strange considering that they telecast the previous game against Arsenal. But then, ESPN did the last one here, too, but not this time. Different commercial arrangements, obviously.

1 hour ago, Ham said:

Looks like it's on Premier Sports and ESPN US.  

Live on beinSPORTS 2 on the east coast tonight here in Australia. 9:25pm AEDST.

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Azpilicueta: Great expectations

NEWSTUE 25 JUL 2017

Ahead of Chelsea’s second game of our tour of Asia, against Bayern Munich later today, Cesar Azpilicueta has spoken to the media about the big season to come.

The defender, who played every minute of every league game as Chelsea claimed the Premier League crown last season, explained the work currently being put in and games such as the ones taking place in China and Singapore, are important in continuing to compete at the very top.

‘After being champions three years ago we had a terrible season and we have to learn from this,’ Azpilicueta said.

‘We know after being champions of the Premier League, every team we are going to face, they want to win more than before so we know that it is going to be harder. That is what we are working on in pre-season, to get into the best shape as soon as possible and to fight for it because it is a big challenge. We are back in the Champions League, we are the current Premier League champions and we have a big season ahead of us.’

Azpilicueta was speaking at the Singapore National Stadium where the games against Bayern and Inter Milan will be played, and he was asked about his Spanish international colleague Cesc Fabregas, and whether with the midfielder having had such a strong end to last campaign, he expects Fabregas to have a major impact this time around.

‘We expect a big season from all of us,’ he replied. ‘Obviously Cesc is a very good player with very good experience and he has given a lot in the team, but what I expect as a team is all of us to keep improving and to reach the targets that we are looking for.

‘We started pre-season with 10 days in Cobham at the training ground,’ he added, ‘working hard with a lot of jobs to do. We are really pleased to come to this country as we were China. We had a really good welcome and we enjoyed the moment and now we are here in Singapore, personally I had never come to this country so it is a big experience for all of us to bring the image of this club to this country and to play football and to try to win the games. That is what we are here for.’

Chelsea v Bayern Munich is Singapore kicks off at 7.35pm local time, 12.35pm UK time. 

 

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Morata should get some time here to stretch his legs. The poor guy has traveled across the world over the past week and gone straight into training in hot and humid weather. I expect him to be a little sluggish.

Really hope Christensen gets a start and at least an hour under his belt. He deserves it. 

Also hope Boga gets a start. and builds on his previous performance. I wonder if Musonda will feature, seeing as he trained yesterday.

Otherwise I expect to see many of the same faces from the start. Conte isn't messing around. 

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One person who won't play is Kenedy... I see the club have sent him home following his offensive tweets.

I expect Conte to field the strongest XI at his disposal, as he did against Fulham and Arsenal, with the younger players coming on late in the second half.

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Interesting selection today, with both Boga and Christensen starting.

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