Hello and welcome along to today’s live match day blog as Chelsea’s under-23s face League One Portsmouth at Cobham.
With several players looking to impress, either to stake a claim for first-team representation or to attract interest for a loan move that will help with their career progression, the Blues look in great shape to challenge Portsmouth.
Pompey, on the other hand, are set to take part in their sixth pre-season friendly of the summer as they again step up their pre-season preparations. With two draws against Bristol City and Luton in their last two games, Danny Cowley will be hoping to get back to winning ways before his side host Peterborough on Saturday.
Although there are some injury concerns, 20 senior Portsmouth players are contracted for today’s game, and Cowley will also be able to have a look at a few trialists, including Renedi Musampa, Sean Goss and Elijah Dixon-Bonner who are all likely to feature.
It looks set to be an entertaining fixture, so stay tuned here at football.london as we’ll provide you with regular updates, team news and all the match action below.
Source by Football London