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Frank Lampard has revealed his line-up to face Kawasaki Frontale. The Blues will be without Tammy Abraham due to illness, Willian is still out injured and Pulisic who recently returned to the team is on the bench. Kepa also didn’t make the squad.
See the Chelsea line-up below:
Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Mount, Kenedy; Batshuayi.
Substitutes: Cumming, Zappcosta, Christensen, Emerson, Tomori, Drinkwater, Barkley, Pulisic, Palmer, Bakayoko, Giroud.
Speaking ahead of this game, Lampard has revealed what he expects to achieve from pre-season.
The Chelsea boss said: “Pre-season moves very fast, so we must focus on finding the right solutions individually and as a team.
“We are at a stage where as a new manager at a club I have to look at all the players in different formations, in training and in games. I have to give game-time to lots of players, as I did in Ireland.
“You will see some changes during the game, giving players minutes for their fitness, but also I will be looking very carefully at individuals and collectively as a team to see how we work.
“As pre-season goes on we will have to work more towards the team we feel can start the season and try to come towards the squad we will use for the Premier League and the Champions League.”