NEWS
Sunday August 4 2013
Line-ups: Chelsea-Milan

Milan and Chelsea go head-to-head in New York for a place in the Guinness International Champions Cup Final.

The winners of this match at the MetLife Stadium, which kicks off at 23.30 UK time, will go on to face Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in Miami on August 8. The losers take on LA Galaxy the same day.

The Rossoneri squeezed a 2-1 victory over Valencia in their first game, but have Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo back in the side along with new signing Matias Silvestre thrown straight in at the deep end.

Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Bonera, Jherson Vergara, Philippe Mexes, Giampaolo Pazzini and Robinho are injured.

The crisis in defence means that Urby Emanuelson adapts to a different role and Luca Antonini starts on his 31st birthday.

Chelsea defeated Inter 2-0 in their first ICC game, but are still without Frank Lampard due to an Achilles tendon problem.

Jose Mourinho has returned to the Blues bench and reinvigorated the team. Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard fan out behind centre-forward Demba Ba.

Fernando Torres is on the bench and expected to come on for the second half.

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand; Van Ginkel, Essien; De Bruyne, Oscar, Hazard; Ba

Milan: Abbiati; Emanuelson, Zapata, Silvestre, Antonini; Muntari, De Jong, Montolivo; Boateng, Balotelli, El Shaarawy

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