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Thomas Tuchel has named his first Chelsea starting line-up for the pre-season, as the Blues prepare to face Mexican side Club America in Las Vegas.

The Blues will take on the Mexican team at the impressive Allegiant Stadium, before further games against Charlotte FC and Arsenal in Charlotte and Orlando respectively.

Thiago Silva is the team’s captain and is flanked in central defense by Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr, with Kepa Arrizabalaga the man between the sticks tonight.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are named right-back and left-back respectively, with Conor Gallagher and Ross Barkley named in central midfield.

Kai Havertz will lead the line up front, with Hakim Ziyech and Kenedy providing support right behind.

Recent additions Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly are both left out of the squad as they fold at Chelsea, while Edouard Mendy is also out.

Don’t forget that you can watch the match live and for free on The 5th Stand app and on the official Chelsea website.

Chelsea:Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva (c), Sarr; Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Gallagher, Chilwell; Ziyech, Havertz, Kenedy.

Subtitles: Bettinelli, Alonso Ampadu, Azpilicueta, James, Mount, Pulisic, Batshuayi, Werner.

Club America: Ochoa (c), J. Sanchez, Valdez, Caceres, Reyes, Aquino, Dos Santos, Damm, Fidalgo, Layun, Martin.

Subtitles: Jimenez, R. Sanchez, S. Martinez, Araujo, Campos, Fuentes, R. Martinez, Moreno, Lara, Valdes, Zendejas, Rodriguez.

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