Chelsea's trip to Japan concludes with a showpiece friendly against Barcelona and here we have all the information about Tuesday's game...

The games are available to watch via a live stream on this website or our official mobile app, The 5th Stand, and below we outline all the key information you need ahead of the Barcelona game.

When is the Barcelona game?

The game kicks-off at 11.30am (UK time) on Tuesday 23 July.

Where is it being played?

The match will be held at Saitama Stadium in Saitama, home of the Urawa Red Diamonds. The venue was used during the 2002 World Cup, with England drawing 1-1 against Sweden in one of the games. Former Chelsea pair Ashley and Joe Cole featured for the Three Lions that day.

How can I watch it live online?

The match can be watched via a live stream on this website or on our 5th Stand app.

If you choose to watch the live stream on the website, from the UK and Ireland you can view all of our pre-season games for £10.99. If you sign up after further games have been played, the price will remain the same.

If you choose to watch on The 5th Stand app, the Barcelona game is available for £3.99.

The game can be purchased from four hours before kick-off.

Please note the video is only available in the UK and Ireland.


What is the full broadcast schedule?

8am – Pre-season highlights so far9am - Live pitchside from Saitama915am – This week at Chelsea featuring Pedro and Marcos Alonso with Barcelona previews10am - Pre-season highlights so far11.10am – Live pre-match buildup11.30am – Kick-off

Squad news

Kepa Arrizabalaga and Tammy Abraham have returned to training after illness kept them out of our friendly with Kawasaki Frontale. Meanwhile N’Golo Kante has travelled back to the UK to continue his rehabilitation for an injury connected to the knee problem he sustained at the end of last season and will not be involved against the Spanish champions.

Barcelona squad news

At an event to preview the Rakuten Cup, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed there will likely be debuts for new signings Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Neto.

Lampard's memories

Lampard has spoken of the great rivalry between the two teams down the years and the esteem in which he holds our next opponents.

‘Barcelona are a team that I have some great memories of playing against, some good and some bad,’ he said. ‘I have always had a huge respect for them because when you play against Barcelona you know you are playing against, they say, more than a club, and I agree with that. We are very proud to be here to play this match.'

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