TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V REAL MADRID

Posted on: Thu 08 Aug 2013

The main team news ahead of the Guinness International Champions Cup final is that Jose Mourinho hands a first start of pre-season to Frank Lampard, who plays alongside Ramires and Marco van Ginkel in midfield.

John Terry partners Gary Cahill in the centre of defence, with Branislav Ivanovic and Ashley Cole given the nod in full-back positions.

Romelu Lukaku starts up front, flanked by Oscar and Eden Hazard.

David Luiz misses the game through injury.

Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, names a strong Real Madrid side as he faces the Blues for the first time since his departure, with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all starting.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

1.Cech
2.Ivanovic
24.Cahill
26.Terry (c)
3.Cole
7.Ramires
16.Van Ginkel
8.Lampard
11.Oscar
18.Lukaku
17.Hazard

Real Madrid are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

Casillas (c); Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Khedira, Modric, Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema. Ozil.