The Chelsea vs AC Milan match will be held this Sunday, August 4, 2013 (3:30 PM Pacific) at the MetLife Stadium. The eight match of the International Champions Cup will be played between Chelsea who in their last match defeated another Serie A team, Inter Milan; and AC Milan, who is in this semifinals after defeating Valencia. The match to be held in New Jersey will be one of the most prestigious friendlies in this competition as Chelsea will gather a large amount of fans.
Chelsea is getting renewed this summer with the return of controversial manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach has had a full off-season to understand who his players are, and to allow his players to know him and understand his tactics. The ‘Blues’ have been efficient after 4 preseason matches where they have won all games; the last against Inter Milan in a 2-0 victory.
When Chelsea faces AC Milan on Sunday, they will have their most difficult preseason match thus far. That is because Milan will be the most talented team they will have faced, and because both squads are getting closer to the start of their seasons; meaning, both Chelsea and Milan are near their top forms.
Sunday’s match at the MetLife Stadium will be a good opportunity for both teams to have a friendly that will have the difficulty and ambiance of an official match. Most importantly, fans will have the opportunity to see one of the top Italian teams in recent times, as well as one of the most followed Premier League teams in the United States. The winner of Sunday’s match will face Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup final on Wednesday in Miami; the loser will play LA Galaxy on the same day for the 3rd place.
Chelsea vs AC Milan Prediction
Jose Mourinho is an expert on Italian soccer as he coached there before where he won the Champions League with Inter Milan. The Chelsea vs AC Milan match will be in a great atmosphere between two defensive squads who will play like if it were an official game. Nonetheless, Mourinho’s tactics will prevail, and the ‘blues’ will come out with a victory. How sweet will it be to see Mourinho face his ex team, Real Madrid, in Wednesday’s final? The Chelsea vs AC Milan match will end in a 2-1 win for the English side.
Chelsea vs AC Milan TV Schedule
The Chelsea vs AC Milan match will be televised this Sunday, August 4, 2013 on Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN Deportes at 3:30 PM Pacific.
Chelsea vs AC Milan Highlights
The Chelsea vs AC Milan match ended in a 2-0 win for Mourinho’s team. Kevin De Bruyne scored in the first half, while new signing, Andre Shurrle scored in the last minutes of the match. With this win, Chelsea will face Real Madrid in Wednesday’s final; Milan will play Galaxy.