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Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Right, that's it from me. We'll have more live commentary on pre-season friendlies later this week as Manchester United take on Tottenham at 12:30 BST on Thursday.

    See you later!

  2. Post update

    What a game for Tammy Abaraham. He got smacked in the stomach by an early Pedro shot, ballooned an effort over the bar from four yards out and then scored a classy opener.

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    Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea

    Good stuff from the Blues. It is only pre-season but their young contingent didn't look out of place against the big stars of Barcelona.

    Nice to see Tammy Abraham get on the scoresheet while Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic both looked promising. Bodes well for the coming season.


    Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea

    All over and a decent victory for Frank Lampard's men and an entertaining friendly for the neutral with three decent goals.

  5. GOAL - Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea

    Ivan Rakitic

    A consolation for Barcelona, and what a beauty it is!

    Ivan Rakitic takes a touch 20 yards out, looks up and then arrows an unstoppable drive into the top corner.

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    Barcelona 0-2 Chelsea

    The 90 minutes are up and we are into the first of three minutes of stoppage time.

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    Barcelona 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea winding down the clock now and they are within seconds of signing off their time in Japan with a win. Frank Lampard will be happy, both with the result and lots of his players getting more minutes.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Looking like job done for Chelsea. Barcelona looked a threat at the start of the second half but all the changes made by Chelsea appeared to disrupt their flow.

  9. GOAL - Barcelona 0-2 Chelsea

    Ross Barkley

    Sweet finish!

    Clever stuff from Ross Barkley as the midfielder gets the ball on the edge of the area and he bends a strike around Nelson Semedo and just inside the near post. Neto was not expecting that.


    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Should be 2-0! A ball is slipped through the defence by Marcos Alonso and finds Michy Batshuayi sneaking round the back. The striker looks to bend the ball into the far corner but Neto is well placed to make the save.

  11. Friendlies elsewhere

    Over in China, Southampton kicked off against Guangzhou about one minute ago... and four seconds ago Che Adams bagged for the Saints.The keeper spilled the striker's shot and the ball trickled over the line.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    So the latest batch of changes are: Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Michy Batshuayi and Davide Zappacosta on for Matteo Kovacic, Jorginho, Pedro and César Azpilicueta.

    Unsurprisingly, the chopping and changing has disrupted the play on the field.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Ross Barkley tries to sneak a ball through for a lurking Olivier Giroud but there's too many bodies in the way and Chelsea clear.

    Another load of a Chelsea changes about to happen...

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Barcelona have a go from distance again, this time Ivan Rakitic trying his luck. It's not one of better long-range efforts, however, as Kepa has time to get in position and scoop up the ball.

  15. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Kenedy is straight into the action as he finds a bit of space on the edge of the box. He bends a shot at goal and it takes a wicked deflection but Neto reacts quickly to get a hand to it and prevent a second for Chelsea.


    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    More changes for Chelsea now as Ross Barkley, Olivier Giroud and Kenedy are all on for Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and goalscorer Tammy Abraham.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    All Barcelona now as Carlez Alena fizzes on at goal from just outside the box. Well struck and heading towards the bottom corner but Kepa gets down quickly to push away.

  18. Post update

    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Barcelona are looking good this half as Rafinha bends a shot at goal that Kepa saves before lovely build up play ends with Carles Perez firing straight at the Chelsea keeper at his near post.

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    Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea

    Barcelona, by the way, have made a string of changes for the second half, including the introduction of the exciting Frenkie de Jong. Second half line up below:

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