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Chelsea’s pre-season has been quite a successful one as the Blues have won 3 of their 5 pre-season games played so far.
Up next for the Blues is another pre-season fixture in Austria against RB Salzburg. The game kicks off at 7pm (UK time) on Wednesday 31 July.
The match will be played at Red Bull Arena, the home of RB Salzburg also known as Stadion Salzburg – a 32,000 capacity stadium.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard seems close to have found his first eleven from the pre-season games so far and he plays 11 players each half. Lampard is expected to name a similar squad to that which defeated Reading last time out, with N’Golo Kante closing in on a return from injury.
This game will mark Lampard’s 6th game in charge of Chelsea, as he prepares his side for the new season with a game against Manchester United on August 11th.
Our opponents Salzburg have a new boss in Jesse Marsch. Like Lampard, the American was named head coach of Salzburg this summer, replacing former boss Marco Rose who left to join Borussia Monchengladbach, whom Chelsea will play during the weekend.
After the game in Austria, Chelsea will visit Germany to face Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday August 3, for the Blues final pre-season game of the summer.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard claimed after the win over Reading, that it was another positive step in our preparations for the 2019/20 season, which begins in a fortnight.
“The players have done everything that we as staff have asked of them,” Lampard said.
“We’ve had two good trips – one to Dublin which was purely work and the boys worked brilliantly, and then Japan to see the fans over there and play two very tough games so that was also great for us.
“The clock is ticking and we only have two weeks left to be ready for Manchester United but I’m pleased.”