International Champions Cup Preview: Chelsea - Inter

Seth Vertelney
ICC Preview: Chelsea - Inter Milan



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

Inter (4-4-2): Handanovic; Juan, Ranocchia, Samuel, Nagatomo; Obi, Cambiasso, Guarin, Alvarez; Palacio, Milito


Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Luca Castellazzi

Defenders: Hugo Campagnaro, Marco Andreolli, Walter Samuel, Andrea Ranocchia, Christian Chivu, Juan

Midfielders: Ibrahima Mbaye, Jonathan, Yuto Nagatomo, Alvaro Pereira, Esteban Cambiasso, Fredy Guarin, Ricardo Alvarez, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Patrick Olsen, Gabi Mudingayi, Diego Laxalt, Joel Obi

Forwards: Alessandro Capello, Ishak Belfodil, Rodrigo Palacio, Mauro Icardi, Diego Milito



  • The winner of this match will play Milan in New York on Aug. 4, while the loser will play Valencia in New York on the same day.

  • Both clubs have new managers this season. Walter Mazzarri was named the new manager of Inter in May, coming from Napoli. Chelsea, of course, welcomed back Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid this summer.

  • Mourinho managed Inter from 2008 to 2010 and led the Nerazzurri to the treble in 2009-10, winning Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

  • This will be the first-ever soccer game held at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. A temporary grass surface has been installed over the normal FieldTurf surface.

  • Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas had to pull out of the tour after suffering a fractured left fibula in training on Monday. He is expected to be sidelined for about a month.

  • These two teams played before one of the largest crowds to see a match in the United States, when 81,224 watched a 2-0 Chelsea victory at the Rose Bowl on July 21, 2009.