The London rivalry arrives in Ireland as Chelsea to face Arsenal in the International Champions Cup 2018 friendly game. Two local teams from same nation will test each other before the new season of Premier League in a pre season friendly game. Chelsea made a perfect start in the ICC campaign against Inter Milan while Arsenal won one and lost the other one. The Blues are scheduled to play the Community shield against City in August so it would be a great warm up game for Chelsea. Meanwhile, Arsenal are shaping up under their new coach Unai Emery. Given below is the complete schedule with telecast channels with preview.
Arsenal Vs Chelsea Schedule
According to Indian Standard Time [IST], it will start at 12:35 am on 2 August 2018. The Aviva Stadium of Dublin, Ireland will host the match. The stadium has a seating capacity of more than 50,000 spectators. It was opened on 14 May 2010.
|Competition||International Champions Cup 2018|
|Date||2 August 2018 [India]|
|Time||12:35 am [IST]|
|Seating capacity||51,700 spectators|
Arsenal vs Chelsea Telecast Channels
United Kingdom: Watch it live on Premier Sports.
United States: Viewers from the USA can enjoy the live telecast coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes Radio.
India: Not available.
Arsenal vs Chelsea 2018 Match Preview
The Gunners lost the opening game of the competition at the hands of Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Luciano Vietto of Madrid and Emile Smith of Arsenal scored each goal for their clubs. In the end, Atleti won on penalties by 3-1.
Chelsea had to wait for penalties to claim three points in their opening game of the International Champions Cup 2018. After a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes, Chelsea scored 5 goals on penalties against 4 goals by Inter Milan.
This is the last ICC game of Arsenal as they’ve already played two games in the competition. After this meeting, both teams will against face each other in Premier League on 18 August.
Being winners of the FA Cup 207-18, Chelsea qualified for the FA Community Shield. They will face the Premier League Champions City on 5th August 2018 at the Wembley Stadium.
See also: Schedule of Premier League in India time
The two sides have met on 192 occasions in all competitions. The Blues have won games and Arsenal won 76 times. Both teams had to satisfy with a draw in 57 games.
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Mkhitaryan; Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Fabregas, Jorginho, Bakayoko; Pedro, Morata, Hudson-Odoi.