Antoine Griezmann, during a training with Barça


Griezmann, in the first line-up of Barça 2019

Published:23/07/2019 - 11:58h

Updated:23/07/2019 - 11:58h

Antoine Griezmann was one of the eleven elected by Ernesto Valverde, this Tuesday, to play the first match of the pre-season 2019 of the FC Barcelona, against Chelsea in Saitama (Japan)

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The FC Barcelona wants to begin the pre-season 2019 to the big, and by this reason will range to varied of his best players against Chelsea in Saitama (Japan). The ones of Ernesto Valverde finalised the season 2018-19 with a feeling agridulce, winning LaLiga but falling estrepitosamente in the turn of semifinals of Champions League and in the final of Glass of the King in front of Valencia.

This Tuesday, the culés measure to a dangerous Chelsea from the 12.30 hours (Spanish peninsular hour), and have travelled until Japanese earths with an expedition of 25 players, varied of them of the filial. With Luis Suárez, Messi, Arthur, Arturo Vidal and Coutinho still on holiday, the 'Txingurri' bet by an eleven plagado of novelties and with the big news of the titularity of Griezmann.

The deep staff of the FC Barcelona will allow to the 'Txingurri', in spite of the absences, bet of start by a fully competitive alignment and with sufficient arms as to carry the triumph, with the French star like big banner in the front of attack. The Barça has the big motivation to begin the pre-season the best possible for, like this, go purchasing confidence.

The XI of FC Barcelona and Chelsea

  • XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio, Riqui Puig, Oriol Busquets; Hill, Griezmann and Dembélé
  • Bench of the Barça: Net, Iñaki Crag, Semedo, Rakitic, Todibo, Pérez, Rafinha, Malcom, Lenglet, Aleñá, F. Of Jong, Monchu, Araujo and Guillem.
  • XI of Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Pedro, Pulisic and Abraham.

The eleven of the Barça arrives with a lot of novelties. Sergi Roberto is the elected for the right lane, with Hammered and Umtiti in the axis of the defence, beside Jordi Alba that will act of carrilero left-handed. Busquets, Riqui Puig and Oriol Busquets will form a centre of the field of 'DNA' 100% Barça, and the leading culé will be composed by Hill, Griezmann and Dembélé, in a training 4-3-3.

Chelsea, by his part, will go out to play with a big intensity from the first minute, and had to look for a fast goal that put him the party costs down. The 'blues' will form also with some of his best players, as Kepa, David Luiz, Kovacic or Pedro Rodríguez, an authentic legend of the barcelonismo that this Tuesday reencontró with his ex mates.

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