FT: Chelsea 1:1 Charlotte (Pen 5-3); Watch and Download full match highlights as Chelsea secure second Winning in USA
Chelsea are beaten on penalties by Charlotte after the MLS side made it 1-1 from the spot with Raheem Sterling making his debut and Christian Pulisic on target
Chelsea to play their second preseason friendly match against Charlotte after a 2-1 win against Club America on Sunday
The two new Chelsea player have joined the squad and Raheem Sterling is expected to make his first debut for Chelsea today in the United States
Chelsea will be bidding to make it back-to-back victories at the start of their pre-season tour of the United States when they take on Charlotte FC on Wednesday night.
The Blues opened their preparations for the 2022-23 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Club America on Saturday, while Charlotte suffered a 3-2 loss to Inter Miami in MLS last time out.
Here is where to watch Chelsea’s second pre-season game against MLS side Charlotte FC.
After a pretty successful game against Mexican side Club America, Thomas Tuchel’s side will now face Charlotte FC.
Even though Armando Broja travelled to the USA, we won’t see the 22-year-old as he had to fly home due to an ‘injury issue’.
Fortunately for Blues fans, Raheem Sterling will play his first game in a Chelsea shirt today.
Charlotte interim head coach Lattanzio will need to make a check on the fitness of his players following their energy-zapping contest with Inter Miami at the weekend.
The home side will definitely be without the services of Adam Armour and Vinicius Mello, though, with the former out with a knee injury while the latter has a foot problem.
Reyna, who scored a brace against Inter Miami, is again expected to feature in a wide position for the MLS outfit, while there is likely to be a spot at centre-forward for Karol Swiderski.
As for Chelsea, head coach Tuchel will make changes to the side that started against Club America last time out, with Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Mount and Jorginho expected to come into the XI.
There could also be debuts for Sterling and Koulibaly, with the latter potentially featuring in a back three alongside Trevoh Chalobah and Thiago Silva.