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Predicted Chelsea vs. PSG XI: Mourinho to hand Falcao debut & Cuadrado to start amid transfer talk

Chelsea got their pre-season off to a disappointing defeat against Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, and Jose Mourinho will surely be demanding a much improved performance from his Blues squad.

The Premier League champions face a tough challenge against Paris Saint-Germain at the Bank of America Stadium – with the possibility of coming up against the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti.

Radamel Falcao could be set for his Chelsea debut having trained with his new team-mates over the past few days, while teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be in line for a start in midfield.

Here’s how we think the west London giants will line-up…

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GK – Thibaut Courtois

Asmir Begovic hand a debut to forget in their first game of pre-season, and the Belgian could be out to show his back-up keeper who’s boss.

Thibaut Courtois Chelsea

RB – Branislav Ivanovic

The Blues’ most reliable performer, and with no real competition at right-back, expect the Serb to feature regularly in the English champions’ summer clashes.

during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey.

CB – Gary Cahill

The England international was questioned for his performances at times last season, and will want to impress in their pre-season fixtures with fierce competition from Zouma.

Gary Cahill

CB – Kurt Zouma

John Terry looked off the pace at the Red Bull arena and could be set to be rested by Mourinho, allowing the young Frenchman for his second start of pre-season – who will need to be on top form against the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.

during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey.The New York Red Bulls defeated Chelsea 4-2.

LB – Cesar Azpilicueta

As Mourinho stated this week, the Portuguese manager believes Azpilicueta to be the finest left-back in England – which sadly looks to have forced Filipe Luis to return to Atletico Madrid.

during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey.

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