Predicted Chelsea XI vs Barcelona: Jose Mourinho picks first-choice attack with Falcao to wait for start

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Following their victory over Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea take on Barcelona in the pre-season International Champions Cup tournament.

With Barca having suffered defeat to Manchester United a few days ago, the Blues will certainly be looking to heap further misery on the La Liga BBVA giants.

Here’s how we think Chelsea will line up at the FedEx Field…

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GK – Thibaut Courtois

The Belgium stopper threatened Eden Hazard’s position as penalty taker with an unstoppable strike in the shoot-out against Paris Saint-Germain, and is set for his first start of pre-season.

Thibaut Courtois

LB – Cesar Azpilicueta

Along with Ivanovic, the Spaniard must be one of the first names on Jose Mourinho’s team-sheet.

Cesar Azpilicueta

CB – John Terry

All eyes will be on the Blues skipper next season following a stunning title-winning campaign at the age of 34, and he’ll want the best preparation this summer.

John Terry

CB – Gary Cahill

Mourinho’s first-choice partnership next season will surely be Cahill and Terry, despite competition from Kurt Zouma.

Gary Cahill

RB – Branislav Ivanovic

Chelsea have two of the finest full-backs in Europe with Ivanovic and Azpilicueta.

Branislav Ivanovic

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