Chelsea are in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday for their penultimate pre-season friendly before the opening day Premier League clash against Manchester United. With just one more game to go against Borussia Monchengladbach, Frank Lampard is expected to name a strong Chelsea XI against Red Bull Salzburg.
Mason Mount is expected to be an automatic starter for the Blues on Wednesday, after an impressive hat-trick against Reading last weekend – fans will be keen to see the young midfielder have another strong showing to push for a starting spot in the league campaign.
N’Golo Kante may feature, but it’s unlikely as he continues his rebuild to full fitness, it’s reported that he will likely be back to full fitness next week instead of risking him in Austria.
Tammy Abraham may be given another start in the predicted Chelsea line up vs Red Bull Salzburg, having impressed leading the line in the win against Barcelona.
Kepa will almost certainly start in goal, while Christian Pulisic and Pedro are likely to take the wide midfield positions. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are also tipped to be named in a strong Chelsea line-up against a side that has already started their domestic season with a win.
Kick-off for Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg is at 19:00 (UK) on Wednesday 31st July, taking place at the Red Bull Arena Salzburg in Austria.
Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Red Bull Salzburg
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson.
Midfield: Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro.
Attack: Tammy Abraham.