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ICC Preview: AC Milan - Chelsea


AC Milan (4-3-3): Abbiati; Constant, Zaccardo, Zapata, Antonini; Montolivo, Muntari, Boateng; Niang, Balotelli, El Shaarawy


Goalkeepers: Christian Abbiati, Marco Amelia, Gabriel

Defenders: Luca Antonini, Kevin Constant, Bartosz Salomon, Didac Vila, Cristian Zaccardo, Cristian Zapata, Davide Pacifico, Luca Iotti

Midfielders: Kevin-Prince Boateng, Bryan Cristante, Nigel De Jong, Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Ali Muntari, Ricardo Montolivo, Antonio Nocerino, Riccardo Saponara, Rodney Strasser, Bakaye Traore, Davide Pinato

Forwards: Mario Balotelli, Giacomo Beretta, Stephan El Shaarawy, M'Baye Niang, Nmandi Oduamadi, Andrea Petagna, Kingsley Boateng

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Cole, Ivanovic, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Lampard, Mikel; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.


Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Jamal Blackman

Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thomas Kalas, Ryan Bertrand

Michael Essien, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Kevin De Bruyne, Mako van Ginkel, Eden Hazard

Fernando Torres, Victor Moses, Andre Schurrle, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba


  • AC Milan won the opening match of the Guinness International Champions Cup, defeating Valencia at Estadio Mestalla 2-1. Nigel de Jong and Robinho scored for the Italian side.

  • Since then, the Rossoneri took part in the Audi Cup in Munich, taking a third-place finish following a 1-0 victory over Sao Paulo. Milan fell to Manchester City in a 5-3 goalfest in the opening match of the competition. 

  • Mario Balotelli is set to link up with Milan in New York in his return from an injury suffered at the FIFA Confederations Cup while playing for Italy.

  • Milan was forced to make four changes to its roster due to injury, with Daniele Bonera, Robinho, Phillipe Mexes and Mattia de Sciglio all withdrawing. Four U-19 players have joined the club: Defenders Luca Iotti and Davide Pacifico, midfielder Davide Pinato and forward Kingsley Boateng.

  • Chelsea will be aiming to defeat its second Milan opponent in the competition after downing Inter Milan 2-0 in Indianapolis in its opening match. Oscar and Eden Hazard scored the goals for Chelsea.

  • A match against former side Real Madrid could be looming for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho should the Blues and Blancos either both win or lose their respective semifinal matches.

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