Charlotte vs Chelsea FC: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results - friendly preview today

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Chelsea head across the United States for the third leg of their pre-season tour and a game against Charlotte later tonight.

After landing in Los Angeles, the Blues won in Las Vegas on the weekend as Mason Mount’s rocket secured a 2-1 victory over Club America.

Now they head east again to North Carolina and a fixture with Charlotte, who are in the midst of their MLS season and a run for the play-offs.

Two star attractions could be Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly as they await their first appearances in a Chelsea shirt.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game...

Date, kick-off time and venue

Charlotte vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 12.30am BST kick-off on Thursday, July 21 2022.

Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte will host the match.

Where to watch Charlotte vs Chelsea

TV channel: The match will not be televised on TV in the UK.

Live stream: Chelsea will broadast the match online via their club website.

In pictures | Chelsea vs Club America

Charlotte vs Chelsea team news

N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek continue to be unavailable for Chelsea while unable to travel to the United States due to their lack of a Covid vaccination.

Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi could feature again having returned from injury against Club America, while Sterling will make his Chelsea bow with Thomas Tuchel admitting his doubts over Koulibaly’s readiness.

Charlotte vs Chelsea prediction

Thomas Tuchel will expect Chelsea to be a little more at-the-races than they were in Vegas although facing a team currently in the thick of their league season provides a big test.

A 2-1 Chelsea win.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The two teams have never faced each other before.

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