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Reading Chelsea : Chelsea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday. Blues coach Frank Lampard will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Reading Chelsea in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping his team take another step forward in pre-season on Sunday, when they face Reading in a friendly encounter.

The Blues have had a mixed set of results this summer, although they performed well in their most recent outing, getting the better of Barcelona. Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for Chelsea in at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.

With the team back on home soil, Lampard will surely ramp up preparations ahead of the new campaign. After this fixture, Chelsea have games against Bundesliga outfits Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig before their Premier League opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 3 p.m. (BST), 10 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Chelsea TV (UK)

Live Stream: Chelsea website (UK)

Preview

For Lampard, it’s been a full-on introduction to managing Chelsea because he’s had to take his team on a high-profile pre-season tour.

Against Barcelona, there were signs the team had benefitted from the work being done on the training pitch, as the Blues were more than a match for their illustrious opponents. The extra energy and sharpness Chelsea had saw them on top in the contest for long spells.

Here is what the new Chelsea boss had to say about the winning display in Japan:

Chelsea FC

@ChelseaFC
‘I’m pleased with the attitude and spirit in the group and it’s something we’re going to build on.’ 💪

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Abraham would have also been delighted to have grabbed a goal as he seeks to establish himself as part of the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge this season.

Per Football Whispers, he’s been handed the No. 9 jersey at Chelsea, a shirt that has weighed down a number of its predecessors:

Football Whispers

@FB_WHISPERS
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s tenth different No.9 in 15 years.

Here’s how the previous nine got on (PL goals) 👇

G. Higuaín (5)
A. Morata (16)
R. Falcao (1)
F. Torres (20)
F. Di Santo (0)
S. Sidwell (0)
K. Boulahrouz (0)
H. Crespo 20)
M. Kežman (4)

Total (66)#ChelseaFC

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Lampard has also made stylistic tweaks to predecessor Maurizio Sarri’s blueprint.

The Italian exclusively played a 4-3-3 system, with Jorginho operating as a deep-lying playmaker at the base of the midfield trio. In pre-season, Lampard has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and showcased more flexibility in the way he wants the team to play.

Against Barcelona, Jorginho shifted into one of the two holding-midfield positions alongside Mateo Kovacic. Chelsea broadcaster Alex Goldberg thinks the formation is a better fit for a number of the club’s midfielders: ea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Blues coach Frank Lampard will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley both getting on the scoresheet against the Catalans.

With the Premier League season less than two weeks away, it’s time for the 41-year-old to test out his favoured starting XI ahead of their opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Lampard will be without key midfielder N’Golo Kante as the Frenchman recovers from a knee injury, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles injuries.

Reading will provide a stern test as they prepare for another season in the Championship guided by Portuguese manager Jose Gomes.

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Here’s how you can follow Sunday’s action…

TV channel and live stream information
Reading vs Chelsea will be shown live on Chelsea TV in the UK, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm BST on Sunday afternoon.

As Chelsea TV is no longer available to viewers with a Sky subscription, you can only watch the game on Chelsea’s official website or via the club’s app, The 5th Stand.

Standard Sport will have full coverage of the match and you can follow by tuning into our dedicated live blog.

After a brief break following a trip halfway across the globe, Chelsea resume preseason with a short trip down the M4 to the Madejski, last visited in early 2013. This will be Chelsea’s fifth of seven friendlies this summer, and the first of the final trio of games to be played over a span of just eight days — the standard workload for much of the upcoming season.

For Reading, this will be their final preparatory match. The Championship season begins the week before the Premier League, with the Royals hosting Sheffield Wednesday on the opening Saturday.

We’re getting close to real football!

Date / Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 15:00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Forecast: Warm but overcast

On TV: none
Streaming online: Chelsea TV (£10.99 for the entire preseason on the website; not prorated) or the 5th Stand app (£1.99 per game, back to previous silly pricing after the £3.99 extreme silliness against Barcelona). If you had a Chelsea TV subscription last season, the games should still be available to you for free. In the UK/Ireland, all 7 preseason games will be available on Chelsea TV. Globally, the rights for the games against Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, RB Salzburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach might belong to other rights-holders and thus might not be available through Chelsea TV.

Reading team news: Emerging unscathed from season-long relegation battle last year, a season started under former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement but finished with José Gomes, Reading will certainly he hoping for a better time of things this season.

Veteran signings Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison should add some quality into the squad, while they also welcome back Matt Miazga on loan, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the friendly. Former Chelsea prospects Sam Walker, goalkeeper, and John Swift, midfielder, will undoubtedly be looking forward to this big test.

“It’ll be a tough game [but] it’s always good to go up against a top opposition like Chelsea. You want to get the best out of your last pre-season game. You obviously want to win, but Chelsea are a top team so you want to go into that game and give everything you can […]’

“It’ll be my first time playing against them! A game is a game at the end of the day. I’ve been away from Chelsea for years now so it’ll just be good to come up against the opposition that they have and to see what I can do really, just try and do my best.

-John Swift; source: Reading FC

Chelsea team news: The Blues remain without the injured quintet of N’Golo Kanté, Antonion Rüdiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Willian — though at least Kanté’s expected back before the season starts. Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead for the squad, which will still need to be reduced by a handful of players in the final month of the European transfer window (which still runs through the end of August).

Previously: Chelsea showed plenty of promise in the 2-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Chelsea Reading Live

Chelsea Reading: After a brief break following a trip halfway across the globe, Chelsea resume preseason with a short trip down the M4 to the Madejski, Chelsea Reading Tammy Abraham’s Chelsea take on Reading. They are now set to face Championship side Reading as they try to hit their best

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping his team take another step forward in pre-season on Sunday, when they face Reading in a friendly encounter.

The Blues have had a mixed set of results this summer, although they performed well in their most recent outing, getting the better of Barcelona. Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for Chelsea in at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.

With the team back on home soil, Lampard will surely ramp up preparations ahead of the new campaign. After this fixture, Chelsea have games against Bundesliga outfits Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig before their Premier League opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 3 p.m. (BST), 10 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Chelsea TV (UK)

Live Stream: Chelsea website (UK)

Preview

For Lampard, it’s been a full-on introduction to managing Chelsea because he’s had to take his team on a high-profile pre-season tour.

Against Barcelona, there were signs the team had benefitted from the work being done on the training pitch, as the Blues were more than a match for their illustrious opponents. The extra energy and sharpness Chelsea had saw them on top in the contest for long spells.

Here is what the new Chelsea boss had to say about the winning display in Japan:

Chelsea FC

@ChelseaFC
‘I’m pleased with the attitude and spirit in the group and it’s something we’re going to build on.’ 💪

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Abraham would have also been delighted to have grabbed a goal as he seeks to establish himself as part of the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge this season.

Per Football Whispers, he’s been handed the No. 9 jersey at Chelsea, a shirt that has weighed down a number of its predecessors:

Football Whispers

@FB_WHISPERS
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s tenth different No.9 in 15 years.

Here’s how the previous nine got on (PL goals) 👇

G. Higuaín (5)
A. Morata (16)
R. Falcao (1)
F. Torres (20)
F. Di Santo (0)
S. Sidwell (0)
K. Boulahrouz (0)
H. Crespo 20)
M. Kežman (4)

Total (66)#ChelseaFC

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Lampard has also made stylistic tweaks to predecessor Maurizio Sarri’s blueprint.

The Italian exclusively played a 4-3-3 system, with Jorginho operating as a deep-lying playmaker at the base of the midfield trio. In pre-season, Lampard has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and showcased more flexibility in the way he wants the team to play.

Against Barcelona, Jorginho shifted into one of the two holding-midfield positions alongside Mateo Kovacic. Chelsea broadcaster Alex Goldberg thinks the formation is a better fit for a number of the club’s midfielders: ea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Blues coach Frank Lampard will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley both getting on the scoresheet against the Catalans.

With the Premier League season less than two weeks away, it’s time for the 41-year-old to test out his favoured starting XI ahead of their opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Lampard will be without key midfielder N’Golo Kante as the Frenchman recovers from a knee injury, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles injuries.

Reading will provide a stern test as they prepare for another season in the Championship guided by Portuguese manager Jose Gomes.

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Here’s how you can follow Sunday’s action…

TV channel and live stream information
Reading vs Chelsea will be shown live on Chelsea TV in the UK, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm BST on Sunday afternoon.

As Chelsea TV is no longer available to viewers with a Sky subscription, you can only watch the game on Chelsea’s official website or via the club’s app, The 5th Stand.

Standard Sport will have full coverage of the match and you can follow by tuning into our dedicated live blog.

After a brief break following a trip halfway across the globe, Chelsea resume preseason with a short trip down the M4 to the Madejski, last visited in early 2013. This will be Chelsea’s fifth of seven friendlies this summer, and the first of the final trio of games to be played over a span of just eight days — the standard workload for much of the upcoming season.

For Reading, this will be their final preparatory match. The Championship season begins the week before the Premier League, with the Royals hosting Sheffield Wednesday on the opening Saturday.

We’re getting close to real football!

Date / Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 15:00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Forecast: Warm but overcast

On TV: none
Streaming online: Chelsea TV (£10.99 for the entire preseason on the website; not prorated) or the 5th Stand app (£1.99 per game, back to previous silly pricing after the £3.99 extreme silliness against Barcelona). If you had a Chelsea TV subscription last season, the games should still be available to you for free. In the UK/Ireland, all 7 preseason games will be available on Chelsea TV. Globally, the rights for the games against Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, RB Salzburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach might belong to other rights-holders and thus might not be available through Chelsea TV.

Reading team news: Emerging unscathed from season-long relegation battle last year, a season started under former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement but finished with José Gomes, Reading will certainly he hoping for a better time of things this season.

Veteran signings Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison should add some quality into the squad, while they also welcome back Matt Miazga on loan, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the friendly. Former Chelsea prospects Sam Walker, goalkeeper, and John Swift, midfielder, will undoubtedly be looking forward to this big test.

“It’ll be a tough game [but] it’s always good to go up against a top opposition like Chelsea. You want to get the best out of your last pre-season game. You obviously want to win, but Chelsea are a top team so you want to go into that game and give everything you can […]’

“It’ll be my first time playing against them! A game is a game at the end of the day. I’ve been away from Chelsea for years now so it’ll just be good to come up against the opposition that they have and to see what I can do really, just try and do my best.

-John Swift; source: Reading FC

Chelsea team news: The Blues remain without the injured quintet of N’Golo Kanté, Antonion Rüdiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Willian — though at least Kanté’s expected back before the season starts. Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead for the squad, which will still need to be reduced by a handful of players in the final month of the European transfer window (which still runs through the end of August).

Previously: Chelsea showed plenty of promise in the 2-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Reading vs Chelsea Live

Reading vs Chelsea:Tammy Abraham’s Chelsea take on Reading. They are now set to face Championship side Reading as they try to hit their best form Reading vs Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping his team take another step forward in pre-season on Sunday, when they face Reading Sunday’s pre-season game between Reading and Chelsea, including where to watch, team news and predicted lineups

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping his team take another step forward in pre-season on Sunday, when they face Reading in a friendly encounter.

The Blues have had a mixed set of results this summer, although they performed well in their most recent outing, getting the better of Barcelona. Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for Chelsea in at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.

With the team back on home soil, Lampard will surely ramp up preparations ahead of the new campaign. After this fixture, Chelsea have games against Bundesliga outfits Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig before their Premier League opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 3 p.m. (BST), 10 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Chelsea TV (UK)

Live Stream: Chelsea website (UK)

Preview

For Lampard, it’s been a full-on introduction to managing Chelsea because he’s had to take his team on a high-profile pre-season tour.

Against Barcelona, there were signs the team had benefitted from the work being done on the training pitch, as the Blues were more than a match for their illustrious opponents. The extra energy and sharpness Chelsea had saw them on top in the contest for long spells.

Here is what the new Chelsea boss had to say about the winning display in Japan:

Chelsea FC

@ChelseaFC
‘I’m pleased with the attitude and spirit in the group and it’s something we’re going to build on.’ 💪

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10:45 PM – Jul 24, 2019
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Abraham would have also been delighted to have grabbed a goal as he seeks to establish himself as part of the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge this season.

Per Football Whispers, he’s been handed the No. 9 jersey at Chelsea, a shirt that has weighed down a number of its predecessors:

Football Whispers

@FB_WHISPERS
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s tenth different No.9 in 15 years.

Here’s how the previous nine got on (PL goals) 👇

G. Higuaín (5)
A. Morata (16)
R. Falcao (1)
F. Torres (20)
F. Di Santo (0)
S. Sidwell (0)
K. Boulahrouz (0)
H. Crespo 20)
M. Kežman (4)

Total (66)#ChelseaFC

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Lampard has also made stylistic tweaks to predecessor Maurizio Sarri’s blueprint.

The Italian exclusively played a 4-3-3 system, with Jorginho operating as a deep-lying playmaker at the base of the midfield trio. In pre-season, Lampard has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and showcased more flexibility in the way he wants the team to play.

Against Barcelona, Jorginho shifted into one of the two holding-midfield positions alongside Mateo Kovacic. Chelsea broadcaster Alex Goldberg thinks the formation is a better fit for a number of the club’s midfielders: ea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Blues coach Frank Lampard will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley both getting on the scoresheet against the Catalans.

With the Premier League season less than two weeks away, it’s time for the 41-year-old to test out his favoured starting XI ahead of their opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Lampard will be without key midfielder N’Golo Kante as the Frenchman recovers from a knee injury, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles injuries.

Reading will provide a stern test as they prepare for another season in the Championship guided by Portuguese manager Jose Gomes.

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Lampard is preparing for his first season in charge at Chelsea Photo: REUTERS
Here’s how you can follow Sunday’s action…

TV channel and live stream information
Reading vs Chelsea will be shown live on Chelsea TV in the UK, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm BST on Sunday afternoon.

As Chelsea TV is no longer available to viewers with a Sky subscription, you can only watch the game on Chelsea’s official website or via the club’s app, The 5th Stand.

Standard Sport will have full coverage of the match and you can follow by tuning into our dedicated live blog.

After a brief break following a trip halfway across the globe, Chelsea resume preseason with a short trip down the M4 to the Madejski, last visited in early 2013. This will be Chelsea’s fifth of seven friendlies this summer, and the first of the final trio of games to be played over a span of just eight days — the standard workload for much of the upcoming season.

For Reading, this will be their final preparatory match. The Championship season begins the week before the Premier League, with the Royals hosting Sheffield Wednesday on the opening Saturday.

We’re getting close to real football!

Date / Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 15:00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Forecast: Warm but overcast

On TV: none
Streaming online: Chelsea TV (£10.99 for the entire preseason on the website; not prorated) or the 5th Stand app (£1.99 per game, back to previous silly pricing after the £3.99 extreme silliness against Barcelona). If you had a Chelsea TV subscription last season, the games should still be available to you for free. In the UK/Ireland, all 7 preseason games will be available on Chelsea TV. Globally, the rights for the games against Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, RB Salzburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach might belong to other rights-holders and thus might not be available through Chelsea TV.

Reading team news: Emerging unscathed from season-long relegation battle last year, a season started under former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement but finished with José Gomes, Reading will certainly he hoping for a better time of things this season.

Veteran signings Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison should add some quality into the squad, while they also welcome back Matt Miazga on loan, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the friendly. Former Chelsea prospects Sam Walker, goalkeeper, and John Swift, midfielder, will undoubtedly be looking forward to this big test.

“It’ll be a tough game [but] it’s always good to go up against a top opposition like Chelsea. You want to get the best out of your last pre-season game. You obviously want to win, but Chelsea are a top team so you want to go into that game and give everything you can […]’

“It’ll be my first time playing against them! A game is a game at the end of the day. I’ve been away from Chelsea for years now so it’ll just be good to come up against the opposition that they have and to see what I can do really, just try and do my best.

-John Swift; source: Reading FC

Chelsea team news: The Blues remain without the injured quintet of N’Golo Kanté, Antonion Rüdiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Willian — though at least Kanté’s expected back before the season starts. Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead for the squad, which will still need to be reduced by a handful of players in the final month of the European transfer window (which still runs through the end of August).

Previously: Chelsea showed plenty of promise in the 2-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Chelsea vs Reading Live

Chelsea vs Reading : ​Chelsea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday. Blues coach Chelsea vs Reading will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping his team take another step forward in pre-season on Sunday, when they face Reading in a friendly encounter.

The Blues have had a mixed set of results this summer, although they performed well in their most recent outing, getting the better of Barcelona. Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for Chelsea in at the Saitama Stadium in Japan.

With the team back on home soil, Lampard will surely ramp up preparations ahead of the new campaign. After this fixture, Chelsea have games against Bundesliga outfits Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig before their Premier League opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 3 p.m. (BST), 10 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Chelsea TV (UK)

Live Stream: Chelsea website (UK)

Preview

For Lampard, it’s been a full-on introduction to managing Chelsea because he’s had to take his team on a high-profile pre-season tour.

Against Barcelona, there were signs the team had benefitted from the work being done on the training pitch, as the Blues were more than a match for their illustrious opponents. The extra energy and sharpness Chelsea had saw them on top in the contest for long spells.

Here is what the new Chelsea boss had to say about the winning display in Japan:

Chelsea FC

@ChelseaFC
‘I’m pleased with the attitude and spirit in the group and it’s something we’re going to build on.’ 💪

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10:45 PM – Jul 24, 2019
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Abraham would have also been delighted to have grabbed a goal as he seeks to establish himself as part of the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge this season.

Per Football Whispers, he’s been handed the No. 9 jersey at Chelsea, a shirt that has weighed down a number of its predecessors:

Football Whispers

@FB_WHISPERS
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s tenth different No.9 in 15 years.

Here’s how the previous nine got on (PL goals) 👇

G. Higuaín (5)
A. Morata (16)
R. Falcao (1)
F. Torres (20)
F. Di Santo (0)
S. Sidwell (0)
K. Boulahrouz (0)
H. Crespo 20)
M. Kežman (4)

Total (66)#ChelseaFC

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Lampard has also made stylistic tweaks to predecessor Maurizio Sarri’s blueprint.

The Italian exclusively played a 4-3-3 system, with Jorginho operating as a deep-lying playmaker at the base of the midfield trio. In pre-season, Lampard has favoured a 4-2-3-1 and showcased more flexibility in the way he wants the team to play.

Against Barcelona, Jorginho shifted into one of the two holding-midfield positions alongside Mateo Kovacic. Chelsea broadcaster Alex Goldberg thinks the formation is a better fit for a number of the club’s midfielders: ea have returned to the UK after their successful pre-season tour of Japan to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Blues coach Frank Lampard will be impressed with what he saw as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saitama, with Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley both getting on the scoresheet against the Catalans.

With the Premier League season less than two weeks away, it’s time for the 41-year-old to test out his favoured starting XI ahead of their opener against Manchester United on August 11.

Lampard will be without key midfielder N’Golo Kante as the Frenchman recovers from a knee injury, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles injuries.

Reading will provide a stern test as they prepare for another season in the Championship guided by Portuguese manager Jose Gomes.

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Lampard is preparing for his first season in charge at Chelsea Photo: REUTERS
Here’s how you can follow Sunday’s action…

TV channel and live stream information
Reading vs Chelsea will be shown live on Chelsea TV in the UK, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm BST on Sunday afternoon.

As Chelsea TV is no longer available to viewers with a Sky subscription, you can only watch the game on Chelsea’s official website or via the club’s app, The 5th Stand.

Standard Sport will have full coverage of the match and you can follow by tuning into our dedicated live blog.

After a brief break following a trip halfway across the globe, Chelsea resume preseason with a short trip down the M4 to the Madejski, last visited in early 2013. This will be Chelsea’s fifth of seven friendlies this summer, and the first of the final trio of games to be played over a span of just eight days — the standard workload for much of the upcoming season.

For Reading, this will be their final preparatory match. The Championship season begins the week before the Premier League, with the Royals hosting Sheffield Wednesday on the opening Saturday.

We’re getting close to real football!

Date / Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 15:00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Forecast: Warm but overcast

On TV: none
Streaming online: Chelsea TV (£10.99 for the entire preseason on the website; not prorated) or the 5th Stand app (£1.99 per game, back to previous silly pricing after the £3.99 extreme silliness against Barcelona). If you had a Chelsea TV subscription last season, the games should still be available to you for free. In the UK/Ireland, all 7 preseason games will be available on Chelsea TV. Globally, the rights for the games against Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, RB Salzburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach might belong to other rights-holders and thus might not be available through Chelsea TV.

Reading team news: Emerging unscathed from season-long relegation battle last year, a season started under former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement but finished with José Gomes, Reading will certainly he hoping for a better time of things this season.

Veteran signings Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison should add some quality into the squad, while they also welcome back Matt Miazga on loan, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the friendly. Former Chelsea prospects Sam Walker, goalkeeper, and John Swift, midfielder, will undoubtedly be looking forward to this big test.

“It’ll be a tough game [but] it’s always good to go up against a top opposition like Chelsea. You want to get the best out of your last pre-season game. You obviously want to win, but Chelsea are a top team so you want to go into that game and give everything you can […]’

“It’ll be my first time playing against them! A game is a game at the end of the day. I’ve been away from Chelsea for years now so it’ll just be good to come up against the opposition that they have and to see what I can do really, just try and do my best.

-John Swift; source: Reading FC

Chelsea team news: The Blues remain without the injured quintet of N’Golo Kanté, Antonion Rüdiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Willian — though at least Kanté’s expected back before the season starts. Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead for the squad, which will still need to be reduced by a handful of players in the final month of the European transfer window (which still runs through the end of August).

Previously: Chelsea showed plenty of promise in the 2-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Liverpool vs Napoli

Liverpool vs Napoli Live : These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Liverpool vs Napoli 2019 won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield .liverpool keep their pre-season groundwork against Napoli on Sunday because they approach among their most expected Community Shield in years against Manchester City.

The match will kick off at 17:00 BST on Sunday 28 July at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.You can watch the match on LFC TV on Sky and Virgin. While the game is also available remotely on mobile devices through LFC TV GO. It costs £7 per month for UK subscribers (€9 per month in the ROI).

After Napoli, Liverpool round off their pre-season with a friendly against Lyon in Carouge, Switzerland, before beginning their Premier League title challenge on 9 August against Norwich.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker remain on holiday after their involvement in the African Cup of Nations and Copa America, but could return for the Evian training campe. Sadio Mane, due to his longer involvement in the African Cup of Nations will not be back until after the Community Shield.

Nathaniel Clyne and Naby Keita are out injured. Liverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.

The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

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iverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

Here the key details for the game in the Scottish capital, including the latest odds and viewing information.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: LFC TV (UK)

Live Stream: Liverpool website (UK), B/R Live (U.S.)

Preview

These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Napoli won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield:

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Anfield erupts! 🙌

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The Egyptian’s contribution was vital, as it sent the Reds into the knockout stage at the expense of the Partenopei. Of course, Liverpool would go on to win the competition after a 2-0 victory in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool endured a tough spell on their United States tour, facing three difficult opponents.

While the focus is understandably on building fitness in these meetings, the team was often faced with physical challenges of a different sort. Against Sevilla in particular, there were a number of robust tackles thrown in.

After that draining encounter, Liverpool looked a little jaded in their 2-2 draw against Sporting.

The Liverpool.com Twitter account was unhappy with some of the treatment the Reds received in their games:

Liverpool.com
@Liverpoolcom_
CAN EVERYBODY STOP TRYING TO MAIM OUR PLAYERS PLEASE? #LFC

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Against the Lisbon club, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were on the scoresheet for Liverpool. However, while there was some bright play in an attacking sense, Klopp’s side were unable to handle Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring on the day, and were caught napping when Wendel made the score 2-2 in the second half.

After what would have been a gruelling trip, Klopp will start to think about the new season in earnest in the coming days, starting with the match against Napoli.

As Liverpool journalist Jack Sear relayed, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are back in training, with some other key men returning shortly:

Jack Sear

@JackSear
· Jul 25, 2019
Replying to @JackSear
Klopp on Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important.”

Jack Sear

@JackSear
Klopp also revealed that Keita and Shaqiri should be ready to start training with the team when Alisson, Salah and Firmino return next Monday. Lyon friendly was organised so that they can play a part.

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The match in Scotland will be a special occasion for Liverpool star Andrew Robertson. The Tartan Army skipper said he’s looking forward to the game on Twitter:

Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with Napoli on Sunday at Murrayfield as the Reds reach the final stages of their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new Premier League season drawing closer, Liverpool will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Norwich.

Virgil van Dijk
​Napoli, of course, will be hoping for the same, although they are in an earlier stage of their pre-season, with three additional friendlies to play, including the inaugural two-legged La Liga-Serie A Cup between themselves and ​Barcelona.

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 17:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Murrayfield Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV
Referee? TBC
Team News

​Liverpool continue to be without several players who represented their countries at international tournaments this summer.

​Mohamed Salah, ​Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker are expected to return next week in time for Liverpool’s summer camp in Evian, while ​Sadio Mane isn’t due back until after the Community Shield final against ​Manchester City, having reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.

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Nathaniel Clyne, meanwhile, has joined ​Naby Keita on the sidelines, having suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, ensuring the right back will be out for the majority of the season.

Napoli are currently missing Allan, Adam Ounas, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on extended breaks having played in summer tournaments.

Predicted Lineups

​Liverpool Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Wijnaldum.
Napoli Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Callejon, Gaetano, Zielinski, Insigne; Milik, Mertens.
Head to Head Record

These two sides have met just four times in competitive matches, with Liverpool winning two, losing one and drawing one.

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This includes two encounters in last season’s Champions League, with both teams winning 1-0 in their home games, indicating a fairly even battle. They also contested a friendly last year, which Liverpool dominated in a 5-0 victory.

Recent Form

Both sides have enjoyed a mixed pre-season thus far. After swiping aside lower division English teams in their first two friendlies, Liverpool went winless in their three games against sterner opposition in the United States.

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iverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

Here the key details for the game in the Scottish capital, including the latest odds and viewing information.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: LFC TV (UK)

Live Stream: Liverpool website (UK), B/R Live (U.S.)

Preview

These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Napoli won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield:

Football on BT Sport

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Anfield erupts! 🙌

The man for the big occasion does it again!

Mohamed Salah puts Liverpool 1-0 up against Napoli 🔴

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The Egyptian’s contribution was vital, as it sent the Reds into the knockout stage at the expense of the Partenopei. Of course, Liverpool would go on to win the competition after a 2-0 victory in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool endured a tough spell on their United States tour, facing three difficult opponents.

While the focus is understandably on building fitness in these meetings, the team was often faced with physical challenges of a different sort. Against Sevilla in particular, there were a number of robust tackles thrown in.

After that draining encounter, Liverpool looked a little jaded in their 2-2 draw against Sporting.

The Liverpool.com Twitter account was unhappy with some of the treatment the Reds received in their games:

Liverpool.com
@Liverpoolcom_
CAN EVERYBODY STOP TRYING TO MAIM OUR PLAYERS PLEASE? #LFC

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6:52 AM – Jul 25, 2019
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Against the Lisbon club, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were on the scoresheet for Liverpool. However, while there was some bright play in an attacking sense, Klopp’s side were unable to handle Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring on the day, and were caught napping when Wendel made the score 2-2 in the second half.

After what would have been a gruelling trip, Klopp will start to think about the new season in earnest in the coming days, starting with the match against Napoli.

As Liverpool journalist Jack Sear relayed, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are back in training, with some other key men returning shortly:

Jack Sear

@JackSear
· Jul 25, 2019
Replying to @JackSear
Klopp on Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important.”

Jack Sear

@JackSear
Klopp also revealed that Keita and Shaqiri should be ready to start training with the team when Alisson, Salah and Firmino return next Monday. Lyon friendly was organised so that they can play a part.

31
10:44 PM – Jul 25, 2019
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The match in Scotland will be a special occasion for Liverpool star Andrew Robertson. The Tartan Army skipper said he’s looking forward to the game on Twitter:

Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with Napoli on Sunday at Murrayfield as the Reds reach the final stages of their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new Premier League season drawing closer, Liverpool will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Norwich.

Virgil van Dijk
​Napoli, of course, will be hoping for the same, although they are in an earlier stage of their pre-season, with three additional friendlies to play, including the inaugural two-legged La Liga-Serie A Cup between themselves and ​Barcelona.

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 17:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Murrayfield Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV
Referee? TBC
Team News

​Liverpool continue to be without several players who represented their countries at international tournaments this summer.

​Mohamed Salah, ​Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker are expected to return next week in time for Liverpool’s summer camp in Evian, while ​Sadio Mane isn’t due back until after the Community Shield final against ​Manchester City, having reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.

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Nathaniel Clyne, meanwhile, has joined ​Naby Keita on the sidelines, having suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, ensuring the right back will be out for the majority of the season.

Napoli are currently missing Allan, Adam Ounas, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on extended breaks having played in summer tournaments.

Predicted Lineups

​Liverpool Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Wijnaldum.
Napoli Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Callejon, Gaetano, Zielinski, Insigne; Milik, Mertens.
Head to Head Record

These two sides have met just four times in competitive matches, with Liverpool winning two, losing one and drawing one.

FBL-EUR-C1-LIVERPOOL-TRAINING
This includes two encounters in last season’s Champions League, with both teams winning 1-0 in their home games, indicating a fairly even battle. They also contested a friendly last year, which Liverpool dominated in a 5-0 victory.

Recent Form

Both sides have enjoyed a mixed pre-season thus far. After swiping aside lower division English teams in their first two friendlies, Liverpool went winless in their three games against sterner opposition in the United States.

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The Reds vs Napoli; Liverpool continue their pre-season preparation against Napoli on Sunday re-season friendly The Reds vs Napoli The Reds take on the Serie A giants in Scotland.Liverpool vs Napoli pre-season friendly takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh. The Reds have returned from an intense tour

iverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

Here the key details for the game in the Scottish capital, including the latest odds and viewing information.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: LFC TV (UK)

Live Stream: Liverpool website (UK), B/R Live (U.S.)

Preview

These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Napoli won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield:

Football on BT Sport

@btsportfootball
Anfield erupts! 🙌

The man for the big occasion does it again!

Mohamed Salah puts Liverpool 1-0 up against Napoli 🔴

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2:39 AM – Dec 12, 2018
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The Egyptian’s contribution was vital, as it sent the Reds into the knockout stage at the expense of the Partenopei. Of course, Liverpool would go on to win the competition after a 2-0 victory in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool endured a tough spell on their United States tour, facing three difficult opponents.

While the focus is understandably on building fitness in these meetings, the team was often faced with physical challenges of a different sort. Against Sevilla in particular, there were a number of robust tackles thrown in.

After that draining encounter, Liverpool looked a little jaded in their 2-2 draw against Sporting.

The Liverpool.com Twitter account was unhappy with some of the treatment the Reds received in their games:

Liverpool.com
@Liverpoolcom_
CAN EVERYBODY STOP TRYING TO MAIM OUR PLAYERS PLEASE? #LFC

18
6:52 AM – Jul 25, 2019
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Against the Lisbon club, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were on the scoresheet for Liverpool. However, while there was some bright play in an attacking sense, Klopp’s side were unable to handle Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring on the day, and were caught napping when Wendel made the score 2-2 in the second half.

After what would have been a gruelling trip, Klopp will start to think about the new season in earnest in the coming days, starting with the match against Napoli.

As Liverpool journalist Jack Sear relayed, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are back in training, with some other key men returning shortly:

Jack Sear

@JackSear
· Jul 25, 2019
Replying to @JackSear
Klopp on Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important.”

Jack Sear

@JackSear
Klopp also revealed that Keita and Shaqiri should be ready to start training with the team when Alisson, Salah and Firmino return next Monday. Lyon friendly was organised so that they can play a part.

31
10:44 PM – Jul 25, 2019
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The match in Scotland will be a special occasion for Liverpool star Andrew Robertson. The Tartan Army skipper said he’s looking forward to the game on Twitter:

Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with Napoli on Sunday at Murrayfield as the Reds reach the final stages of their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new Premier League season drawing closer, Liverpool will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Norwich.

Virgil van Dijk
​Napoli, of course, will be hoping for the same, although they are in an earlier stage of their pre-season, with three additional friendlies to play, including the inaugural two-legged La Liga-Serie A Cup between themselves and ​Barcelona.

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 17:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Murrayfield Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV
Referee? TBC
Team News

​Liverpool continue to be without several players who represented their countries at international tournaments this summer.

​Mohamed Salah, ​Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker are expected to return next week in time for Liverpool’s summer camp in Evian, while ​Sadio Mane isn’t due back until after the Community Shield final against ​Manchester City, having reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.

FBL-ITA-SERIEA-NAPOLI-CAGLIARI
Nathaniel Clyne, meanwhile, has joined ​Naby Keita on the sidelines, having suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, ensuring the right back will be out for the majority of the season.

Napoli are currently missing Allan, Adam Ounas, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on extended breaks having played in summer tournaments.

Predicted Lineups

​Liverpool Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Wijnaldum.
Napoli Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Callejon, Gaetano, Zielinski, Insigne; Milik, Mertens.
Head to Head Record

These two sides have met just four times in competitive matches, with Liverpool winning two, losing one and drawing one.

FBL-EUR-C1-LIVERPOOL-TRAINING
This includes two encounters in last season’s Champions League, with both teams winning 1-0 in their home games, indicating a fairly even battle. They also contested a friendly last year, which Liverpool dominated in a 5-0 victory.

Recent Form

Both sides have enjoyed a mixed pre-season thus far. After swiping aside lower division English teams in their first two friendlies, Liverpool went winless in their three games against sterner opposition in the United States.

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iverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

 

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: LFC TV (UK)

Live Stream: Liverpool website (UK), B/R Live (U.S.)

Preview

These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Napoli won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield:

Football on BT Sport

@btsportfootball
Anfield erupts! 🙌

The man for the big occasion does it again!

Mohamed Salah puts Liverpool 1-0 up against Napoli 🔴

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2:39 AM – Dec 12, 2018
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The Egyptian’s contribution was vital, as it sent the Reds into the knockout stage at the expense of the Partenopei. Of course, Liverpool would go on to win the competition after a 2-0 victory in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool endured a tough spell on their United States tour, facing three difficult opponents.

While the focus is understandably on building fitness in these meetings, the team was often faced with physical challenges of a different sort. Against Sevilla in particular, there were a number of robust tackles thrown in.

After that draining encounter, Liverpool looked a little jaded in their 2-2 draw against Sporting.

The Liverpool.com Twitter account was unhappy with some of the treatment the Reds received in their games:

Liverpool.com
@Liverpoolcom_
CAN EVERYBODY STOP TRYING TO MAIM OUR PLAYERS PLEASE? #LFC

18
6:52 AM – Jul 25, 2019
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Against the Lisbon club, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were on the scoresheet for Liverpool. However, while there was some bright play in an attacking sense, Klopp’s side were unable to handle Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring on the day, and were caught napping when Wendel made the score 2-2 in the second half.

After what would have been a gruelling trip, Klopp will start to think about the new season in earnest in the coming days, starting with the match against Napoli.

As Liverpool journalist Jack Sear relayed, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are back in training, with some other key men returning shortly:

Jack Sear

@JackSear
· Jul 25, 2019
Replying to @JackSear
Klopp on Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important.”

Jack Sear

@JackSear
Klopp also revealed that Keita and Shaqiri should be ready to start training with the team when Alisson, Salah and Firmino return next Monday. Lyon friendly was organised so that they can play a part.

31
10:44 PM – Jul 25, 2019
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The match in Scotland will be a special occasion for Liverpool star Andrew Robertson. The Tartan Army skipper said he’s looking forward to the game on Twitter:

Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with Napoli on Sunday at Murrayfield as the Reds reach the final stages of their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new Premier League season drawing closer, Liverpool will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Norwich.

Virgil van Dijk
​Napoli, of course, will be hoping for the same, although they are in an earlier stage of their pre-season, with three additional friendlies to play, including the inaugural two-legged La Liga-Serie A Cup between themselves and ​Barcelona.

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 17:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Murrayfield Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV
Referee? TBC
Team News

​Liverpool continue to be without several players who represented their countries at international tournaments this summer.

​Mohamed Salah, ​Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker are expected to return next week in time for Liverpool’s summer camp in Evian, while ​Sadio Mane isn’t due back until after the Community Shield final against ​Manchester City, having reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.

FBL-ITA-SERIEA-NAPOLI-CAGLIARI
Nathaniel Clyne, meanwhile, has joined ​Naby Keita on the sidelines, having suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, ensuring the right back will be out for the majority of the season.

Napoli are currently missing Allan, Adam Ounas, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on extended breaks having played in summer tournaments.

Predicted Lineups

​Liverpool Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Wijnaldum.
Napoli Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Callejon, Gaetano, Zielinski, Insigne; Milik, Mertens.
Head to Head Record

These two sides have met just four times in competitive matches, with Liverpool winning two, losing one and drawing one.

FBL-EUR-C1-LIVERPOOL-TRAINING
This includes two encounters in last season’s Champions League, with both teams winning 1-0 in their home games, indicating a fairly even battle. They also contested a friendly last year, which Liverpool dominated in a 5-0 victory.

Recent Form

Both sides have enjoyed a mixed pre-season thus far. After swiping aside lower division English teams in their first two friendlies, Liverpool went winless in their three games against sterner opposition in the United States.

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iverpool’s pre-season takes them to the home of Scottish rugby on Sunday when they face Napoli in Edinburgh.The Reds have returned from an intense tour of the United States, and manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t have a win to reflect on from games against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. However, the coach has said he’s hoping a number of key players are back for the showdown with the Serie A side.

Napoli will potentially be Liverpool’s toughest test of pre-season. They enjoyed a solid 2018-19 campaign under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and have completed the signing of impressive Greek international defender Kostas Manolas.

Here the key details for the game in the Scottish capital, including the latest odds and viewing information.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: LFC TV (UK)

Live Stream: Liverpool website (UK), B/R Live (U.S.)

Preview

These two sides met in the UEFA Champions League last term. Napoli won the first meeting 1-0 thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute strike, and Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in the final group stage game at Anfield:

Football on BT Sport

@btsportfootball
Anfield erupts! 🙌

The man for the big occasion does it again!

Mohamed Salah puts Liverpool 1-0 up against Napoli 🔴

Embedded video
4,312
2:39 AM – Dec 12, 2018
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928 people are talking about this
The Egyptian’s contribution was vital, as it sent the Reds into the knockout stage at the expense of the Partenopei. Of course, Liverpool would go on to win the competition after a 2-0 victory in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool endured a tough spell on their United States tour, facing three difficult opponents.

While the focus is understandably on building fitness in these meetings, the team was often faced with physical challenges of a different sort. Against Sevilla in particular, there were a number of robust tackles thrown in.

After that draining encounter, Liverpool looked a little jaded in their 2-2 draw against Sporting.

The Liverpool.com Twitter account was unhappy with some of the treatment the Reds received in their games:

Liverpool.com
@Liverpoolcom_
CAN EVERYBODY STOP TRYING TO MAIM OUR PLAYERS PLEASE? #LFC

18
6:52 AM – Jul 25, 2019
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Against the Lisbon club, Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were on the scoresheet for Liverpool. However, while there was some bright play in an attacking sense, Klopp’s side were unable to handle Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring on the day, and were caught napping when Wendel made the score 2-2 in the second half.

After what would have been a gruelling trip, Klopp will start to think about the new season in earnest in the coming days, starting with the match against Napoli.

As Liverpool journalist Jack Sear relayed, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are back in training, with some other key men returning shortly:

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Klopp on Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Ox was really involved in the game, he was really good and then he felt that and he could not really be part of the game anymore. Apart from that, really important. So far, he could make pretty much all sessions, which is unbelievably important.”

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Klopp also revealed that Keita and Shaqiri should be ready to start training with the team when Alisson, Salah and Firmino return next Monday. Lyon friendly was organised so that they can play a part.

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The match in Scotland will be a special occasion for Liverpool star Andrew Robertson. The Tartan Army skipper said he’s looking forward to the game on Twitter:

Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with Napoli on Sunday at Murrayfield as the Reds reach the final stages of their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new Premier League season drawing closer, Liverpool will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against Carlo Ancelotti’s men will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Norwich.

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​Napoli, of course, will be hoping for the same, although they are in an earlier stage of their pre-season, with three additional friendlies to play, including the inaugural two-legged La Liga-Serie A Cup between themselves and ​Barcelona.

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 17:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Murrayfield Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV
Referee? TBC
Team News

​Liverpool continue to be without several players who represented their countries at international tournaments this summer.

​Mohamed Salah, ​Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker are expected to return next week in time for Liverpool’s summer camp in Evian, while ​Sadio Mane isn’t due back until after the Community Shield final against ​Manchester City, having reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.

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Napoli are currently missing Allan, Adam Ounas, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on extended breaks having played in summer tournaments.

Predicted Lineups

​Liverpool Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Wijnaldum.
Napoli Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Callejon, Gaetano, Zielinski, Insigne; Milik, Mertens.
Head to Head Record

These two sides have met just four times in competitive matches, with Liverpool winning two, losing one and drawing one.

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This includes two encounters in last season’s Champions League, with both teams winning 1-0 in their home games, indicating a fairly even battle. They also contested a friendly last year, which Liverpool dominated in a 5-0 victory.

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Both sides have enjoyed a mixed pre-season thus far. After swiping aside lower division English teams in their first two friendlies, Liverpool went winless in their three games against sterner opposition in the United States.