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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Thirty minutes gone and it is pretty even so far.

    Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé are showing signs of a promising partnership for Barcelona, while Chelsea have had the better chances, just the finishing that has let them down.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are on the attack again and they are finding some good space in the final third at the moment.

    A lovely cutback by Cesar Azpilicueta finds Christian Pulisic unmarked in the box but his first-time effort scuffs wide of goal. Probably should have got it on target, but Pulisic has been getting in all the right positions so far.

  3. Get involved #bbcfootball

    Any Chelsea fans knocking around? What’s your thoughts on Frank Lampard’s tenure so far? Encouraged by what you have seen in pre-season, despite mixed results?

    Which of the club’s youngsters are you most excited about under Lampard’s tutelage?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Fair play to Mason Mount. From the Championship to facing Barcelona and, so far, he hasn’t looked out of place.

    He’s not short of confidence either as he gets a yard on Samuel Umtiti and has a go from distance. Over the bar, but worth the try.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Oh Tammy, Tammy, Tammy! What a miss!

    A great chance for Chelsea as Christian Pulisic gets the ball with his back to goal. He turns, darts into the area and then smashes an effort at goal. Marc-André ter Stegen parries, putting the ball straight to Abraham’s feet, who somehow balloons the ball over from four yards out.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    The money men at Barcelona will be grimacing as Antoine Griezmann, bought for a cool 120m euros, is down injured and in visible pain after a crunching challenge by Jorginho.

    He rocks on the floor clutching his leg for a bit but after a bit of treatment from the Barcelona medical staff he is okay to continue.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Brilliant block to deny Chelsea by… Tammy Abraham. Pedro has a go from just outside the area, it is goal-bound but poor Abraham can’t get out of the way quick enough and takes the full force of the effort in the chest. Ouch.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Nice football from Barcelona and the Spanish side are almost in as Antoine Griezmann catches out the Chelsea defence with a neat flick but Ousmane Dembele is just beaten to the ball by an alert Kepa.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Andreas Christensen is under pressure from Antoine Griezmann as the new Barcelona forward races after a ball down the left. Christensen takes no chances and smacks the ball out of play.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Big battle in the curly hair stakes as Antoine Griezmann and David Luiz hustle for possession of the ball on the edge of the Chelsea area. Luiz wins both the battle for the possession and best bouffant, passing the ball back to his keeper.

    This game has all the hallmarks of a pre-season friendly played in sweltering conditions. Slow and steady from both sides.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea have lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Tammy Abraham as the out-and-out striker and Pedro, Mount and Pulisic behind. It’s quite narrow but they are getting down the flanks quite regularly as Emerson whips in a low cross from the left that is hooked away.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Still waiting for Antoine Griezmann’s first touch of the ball as Chelsea go on the attack. Lovely ball from Mateo Kovacic, swinging a cross in from the left to the back post but Pedro heads behind.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    Barcelona immediately win a corner after attacking down the left. The ball is flicked on and Busquets is in loads of space but plants his header on the roof of the net.

  14. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

    And we’re up and running in Japan as Chelsea get this game under way.

  15. Where are we?

    Chelsea v Barcelona (11:30 BST)


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    We’re a few miles outside of Tokyo for this one at the impressive Saitama Stadium.

    The pre-match pleasantries have just been completed so almost time for kick off!

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    Chelsea v Barcelona (11:30 BST)

  17. Team news

    Chelsea v Barcelonx (11:30 BST)

    We’re straight into this one with just five minutes to go until kick off, so here’s your team news.

    Chelseahand a first start to Christian Pulisic while young Mason Mount also starts.

    As just mentioned, Antoine Griezmann makes hisBarcelonadebut.

    Chelsea XI:Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham.

    Barcelona XI:Ter Stegen, Pique, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Dembele, Busquets, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Roberto, Umiti, Collado.


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  18. Tougher test for Chelsea

    Bohemians, St Patrick’s Athletic and Kawasaki Frontale, with
    the greatest respect to those teams, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea ™ hasn’t truly
    been tested yet in pre-season.

    Today, however, they face Barcelona in Japan as part of the
    three-team Rakuten Cup.

    And Antoine Griezmann is making his his debut for the Spanish giants. It’s fair to say that this will be a bigger test for the Blues.


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