Chelsea Team News vs Club America | News | Official site

Thomas Tuchel has named his first Chelsea starting line-up for pre-season as the Blues prepare to face Mexican side Club America in Las Vegas.

The Blues face the Mexican side at the impressive Allegiant Stadium ahead of games against Charlotte FC and Arsenal in Charlotte and Orlando respectively.

Thiago Silva will captain the team and is flanked by Trevoh Saloba and Malang Char in central defense, with Keba Arrizabalaga the man between the sticks this evening.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell were named as right and left wing-backs respectively, with Connor Gallagher and Ross Barkley named in central midfield.

Kai Havertz will lead the line up front, with Hakim Ziyech and Kendy providing support at the back.

Recent additions Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly are both out of the squad and are bedridden for life at Chelsea, while Edouard Mendy also misses out.

You can watch the game live and free on the 5th Stand app and the official Chelsea website.

Chelsea:Geba; Chalobah, Thiago Silva (c), Sarr; Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Gallagher, Chilwell; Jiech, Howards, Kennedy.

Companions: Bettinelli, Alonso Ampadu, Azpilicueta, James, Mount, Pulisic, Batshuayi, Werner.

Club America: Ochoa (c), J. Sanchez, Valdez, Caceres, Reyes, Aquino, Dos Santos, Damm, Fidalgo, Layun, Martin.

Companions: Jimenez, R. Sanchez, S. Martinez, Araujo, Campos, Fuentes, R. Martinez, Moreno, Lara, Valdes, Zendejas, Rodriguez.

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