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Chelsea vs Inter - International Champions Cup Preview and Odds


Published on: 28/07/2017

Chelsea vs Inter - International Champions Cup Preview and Odds

July 29, 2017 12:30pm - The National Stadium, Singapore

Pre-season Friendly

Chelsea will look to end their pre-season campaign on a high with a win over Inter Milan in Singapore before they head off to Wembley to face Arsenal in next week’s Community Shield.

Having played just two pre-season matches, the Blues will conclude their preparations with a game against an Inter side who put Bayern Munich to sword on Thursday. After beating Arsenal 3-0 in a friendly, Antonio Conte`s men fell 2-3 to Bayern Munich so a win here would give them a welcome boost ahead of next weekend`s trophy match.

While pre-season matches do not offer a true reflection of a team`s abilities, they can expose any fitness or tactical issues that may be carried into the competitive arena. In this respect, Chelsea have looked slightly off the pace at times, especially in the opening half against the Germans on Tuesday. Alvaro Morata saw his first action in a Blue shirt in the final half hour of that game but failed to make any real impact.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan have had a much busier pre-season schedule and seem to have grown as the summer has progressed, culminating in their win over Bayern Munich on Thursday. Prior to that, they beat Lyon and played out a 1-1 draw against Schalke 04.

While their Milan neighbours have been splashing the cash, Luciano Spalletti has added Milan Skrirar, Facundo Colidio and Borja Valero to the ranks, at a cost of around £30m, while several players have returned from loan spells.

With the English club using this game as final warm-up ahead of their first competitive match, both sides should get a clearer indication of their current level of form.

Recent form (All Comps)

Chelsea: LWLWW

Inter: WWDLW

Betting odds and tips

Nine of Chelsea`s last 10 matches have produced Over 2.5 Goals and the Blues scored three of more in seven of those matches. As a result, another high goal count should be expected here.

You can back Over 2.5 Goals at 4/7 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Chelsea v Inter Milan Live Betting Odds - Elite Club Friendlies

Home Win
13/20
Draw
3/1
Away Win
15/4

Published on: 28/07/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (28/07/2017 08:37:14) but are subject to change.