Chelsea vs Kawasaki team news: Kante misses out as Jorginho, Kovacic start
Chelsea vs Kawasaki team news: Kante misses out as Jorginho, Kovacic start
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Chelsea vs Kawasaki team news: Kante misses out as Jorginho, Kovacic start

Chelsea will continue with their preseason tour of Japan on Friday afternoon when they take on Kawaski at the International Stadium in their third preseason match.

Frenchman N'Golo Kante is a notable omission from the starting lineup despite the diminutive midfielder having reported back to camp. 

Lampard has instead started with Jorginho, Kovacic and Mason Mount in midfield, with Kenedy, and Pedro on the wings, while Mitchy Batshuayi will strike. 

Azpilicuta will captain the side and has been shifted to the right-back position, with Luiz, Zouma, and Alonso making up the defensive unit in front of Willy Caballero in goal. 

 

 

This is the third match in their preseason tour, having drawn 1-1 against Behomians in their first match before beating St. Patrick 4-0 in their second match. 

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