Club América vs Chelsea, Friendly: Preview, team news, how to watch
Chelsea traveled to Los Angeles to kick off their pre-season tour of the United States, train at facilities at UCLA and have fun with our now “sister” baseball team, the LA Dodgers.
After all this preparation comes the real action. Even though it’s only pre-season, we’re making a group of old and new players eager to impress manager Thomas Tuchel in the first game of this tour, as we take on Mexican side Club América at the Allegiant Stadium. of Nevada.
Date hour : Sunday 17 July 2022, 03:00 BST; 10 p.m. EDT (previous day); 7:30 a.m. IST
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada, USA
Provide: Usually sunny and extremely hot (40°C!)
On TV: nothing (UK); Univision, TUDN (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); SuperSport Premier League, SuperSport Maximo 1 (NGA); somewhere else
Diffusion: Chelsea website and The 5th Stand app (worldwide); nothing (UK); Univision NOW, TUDN.com (US); JioTV, Sony LIV (India); DStv now (NGA)
Club America Team News: Club América’s 2022-23 season kicked off on July 3 with the Mexican side earning a goalless draw against Atlas to kick off in the Liga MX Apertura. They lost to Monterrey 3-2 a week later and regained their confidence with a 1-0 win over Toluca two days ago.
The América team has a few well-known names, especially for those who regularly follow international football, such as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, defender Miguel Layún and midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, all regulars at the Mexican national team.
Their two most notable signings this summer were Uruguayan striker Jonathan Rodríguez, who returned to Mexico just six months after joining Saudi club Al-Nassr; and Mexican winger Jürgen Damm, known for his blistering pace (and not much else).
Chelsea team news: Manager Thomas Tuchel expanded his initial squad of 29 players to at least once with Armando Broja joining the team a few days later. However, the young striker nearly got injured in camp and considering he hasn’t trained since, it’s likely he won’t feature today.
Neither do new signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. The former has yet to undergo full training to be in shape according to Tuchel, while Koulibaly arrived in Las Vegas only a few hours ago. It would be surprising to see the boss risk sending the latter into the field after a long trip from Italy to the United States.
Previously: Goals from Franco Di Santo and Florent Malouda at minutes 76 and 78 were the icing on the cake for Chelsea to become champions of the 2009 World Football Challenge, with then manager Carlo Ancelotti at the helm.