Chelsea finish up their pre-season fixtures on Saturday with a trip to Borussia-Park to take on Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, capping off a successful run of games for manager Frank Lampard.
After resounding 5-3 victories against Red Bull Salzburg and 4-3 scoreline against Reading, the Blues will be hoping for a more ‘complete’ performance not just up-front but in defence, ahead of the curtain-raising Premier League trip to Old Trafford.
Manager Frank Lampard will be encouraged to see the likes of Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic taking to life strongly in Blues shirts – especially so with newly signed American bagging himself two goals midweek against RB Salzburg.
Michy Batshuayi got on the scoresheet midweek and is expected to take a place in the predicted Chelsea line up vs Borussia Monchengladbach, with Tammy Abraham set to feature from the bench. Rotation is expected once again as this game goes on with as many as possible set to get a run-out ahead of the season starter next Sunday.
Chelsea are still without N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Willian.
Kick-off for Chelsea vs Borussia Monchengladbach is at 16:00 (UK) on Saturday 3rd August.
Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso.
Midfield: Christian Pulisic, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro.
Attack: Michy Batshuayi.