Place: Nice. Allianz Riviera.
Date: on the 28th of July, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:05 (GMT+1)
Tournament: International Champions Cup.
After the World Cup 2018 Chelsea has declared Antonio Conte’s dismissal, having replaced the coach with another Italian expert Maurizio Sarri.
It is clear, that Chelsea won’t play as it played last seasons. It will lead to serious changes in squad. N’Golo Kanté moving to PSG seems to be the solved question as well as the fact that Victor Moses will leave the team.
Jorginho‘s arrival from Napoli became the first in series of loud transfers which for certain will be exciting the football public and fans until the end of summer. What about preparation for a season, Chelsea has begun it later than most of the teams of ICC. The matter is that the team has enough football players who are involved in decisive stages of the World Cup.
For the first time in 6 years the Snakes will take part in the main European club tournament next autumn. Spalletti’s team have pulled out this right from the hands of the rivals, having won over Lazio (3:2) the last round of Serie A during away match.
The active transfer campaign due to fast start in ICC didn’t become a real surprise. Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah, Radja Nainggolan and Lautaro Martínez’ arrival has to add stability to each line of the Blue and Blacks and make the team even more monolithic.
On the 14th of July Inter has played the first match within preseason preparation. Lugano (3:0) was a rival. It is clear, that the finalists of the World Cup Ivan Perišić and Marcelo Brozović couldn’t take part in starting matches. But the main lineup nevertheless is actively training.
For example, Nainggolan with Icardi weren’t included at all in into the national teams so they had this summer good holiday.
Teams have met with each other for 3 times within the International Champions Cup and one time in the Champions league playoffs. That happened in the quarterfinal of the season 2009/2010 that was a winning one for the Snakes and Mourinho’s team was twice stronger (2:1 at home and 1:0 away match). In friendly matches Chelsea in two cases was stronger with the score 2:0 and once has lost (1:2).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Chelsea vs. Inter
Chelsea to win – odds 1.97;
Draw – odds 3.74;
Inter to win – odds 3.94.
We believe that in this match we should take into consideration the variant of bet made against the favorite. While the Londoners experience serious work on changing the style of game, Inter is quietly preparing for autumn campaign in the Champions league and are gaining now their peak form. We believe that Spalletti’s team will be ready better physically and this will allow them to tie the game.