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Chelsea are in Boston to take on local MLS side New England Revolution in a special ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ match on Wednesday night.
The game is a post-season friendly encounter that will come before our Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku on May 29.
A 23-man squad has made the trip to America and a number of Chelsea youngsters also made the trip. Buzzing defenders Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah who have both enjoyed beneficial loans in the English Football League Championship this season are included in the squad.
Reece James has been tipped to be in the Chelsea first team next season after a good spell out on loan. He won Wigan Athletic’s Player of the Season last term and can operate at right-back or in midfield, while Chalobah, the younger brother of Nathaniel who is now at Watford, was one of Ipswich Town’s best and most selected players. He was mostly in midfield during his loan but can also play as a centre-back.
Midfielder Conor Gallagher, who was named Chelsea Academy Player of the Year on Friday night, also made the squad. Other youngsters include Marc Guehi and Ike Ugbo.
See the 23-man squad in full below:
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he isn’t happy with the decision to play a friendly before the Europa League final on May 29.
“Now we need to rest,” Sarri said in his post-match interview after the shootout victory over Frankfurt. “Unfortunately we have to go to play in the United States.
“Because I think in this moment, we need to rest. We have 10 days to prepare for the final.
“We have to recover energy because we are really very tired.”