Chelsea predicted line up v RZ Pellets WAC

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Chelsea continue their preseason campaign with their first overseas match of the tour - away to Austrian side RZ Pellets WAC.

Having seen off Wycombe Wanders and AFC Wimbledon with the reserves and fringe first-team players, Jose Mourinho is expected to recall some of the big guns this evening for the 6:30pm BST kick off.

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Mourinho's squad

The Chelsea boss has brought a squad of 26 across to Austria for the first game of a four-match trip. The Blues face NK Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia this weekend, before taking on Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands and Werder Bremen in Germany on the 30th July and 3rd August respectively.

Tonight Mourinho will likely give a couple of his new signings a run out, while a number of the Chelsea boys who played at the World Cup this summer will also likely return.

Youth to start?

As a result, Chelsea should field a young team, at least for the first 45 minutes, before Mourinho rings the changes and the World Cup returnees get a chance to shake off the rust.

A couple to keep an eye on if you're watching the match - Patrick Bamford was banging in the goals for Derby County last season and is back and hoping to stake a claim for a place in Chelsea's Premier League squad.

Isaiah Brown is another talented young forward, while Lewis Baker was named the club's young player of the year last year and is highly rated. Both should get opportunities before the tour is over.

New signings to feature?

Of the new signings, Mourinho may decide to give Chelsea fans a first look at Diego Costa while Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis has travelled and could feature.

World Cup returnees include Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres and each should get minutes tonight as Chelsea build towards the new Premier League season.

A quick word on the opposition - RZ Pellets WAC finished seventh in the 10-team Austrian Bundesliga last season having won promotion to the top flight two years ago.

So here it is, the GiveMeSport predicted lineup for tonight's match...

Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Ake, Zouma, Christensen, Van Ginkel, Matic, Baker, Salah, Chalobah, Bamford

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