Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa make first Chelsea starts

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Chelsea take on Slovenian side NK Olimpija Ljubljana in their fourth match of pre-season - and their second game on their tour of Austria.

All eyes will be on Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up, with the Blues’ faithful hoping to catch their first glimpse of summer signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea gunning for third win

It’s been a case of so far so good for Chelsea’s pre-season preparations. Mourinho’s men followed up an emphatic 5-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers with a dramatic 3-2 victory against AFC Wimbledon - a match which saw the Blues score three goals in the final 16 minutes, including two from captain John Terry, to come back from 2-0 down.

The west London outfit’s first match of their Austrian tour resulted in a 1-1 draw with RZ Pellets WAC last Wednesday. Jeremie Boga scored a sublime solo effort, while left-back Filipe Luis made his first Chelsea start after completing recent move from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea team to face NK Olimpija Ljubljana:

Delac; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Zouma, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Salah, Boga, Brown; Costa.

Subs: Cech, Ivanovic, Ake, Terry, Christensen, Chalobah, Van Ginkel, Romeu, Baker, Swift, Solanke, Bamford, Torres.


Mourinho hands first starts to Costa and Fabregas. Meanwhile, Luis and Zouma both appear again for the Blues.

Despite signing a one-year deal on Friday, Didier Drogba is not named amongst the substitutes.

Croatia Under-19 international Matej Delač comes in for Petr Cech.

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