Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named a strong starting line-up for tonight’s pre-season friendly against Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Fernando Torres all starting for the west London outfit.
The Blues are looking to maintain their unbeaten pre-season record against their Dutch partner club - having recorded victories over Wycombe Wanderers, AFC Wimbledon and NK Olimpija Ljubljana - and possess a starting eleven which, on paper, should be strong enough to record an empathic win.
Cech (c); Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luis, Van Ginkel, Fabregas, Matic, Salah, Costa, Torres.
Subs: Beeney, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Ake, Romeu, Baker, Boga, Solanke
Cech named captain
Despite the intense recent speculation surrounding his future, goalkeeper Petr Cech wears the captains’ armband for this evening’s match.
The Czech Republic international is expected to lose his first-team place to Thibaut Courtois at the start of the season, but has a chance to impress Mourinho this evening.