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Real Madrid vs Chelsea, 2016 International Champions Cup: Match Preview

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Second friendly for Madrid.

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After a very disappointing start for the 2016 preseason, Real Madrid will face Chelsea in Michigan. Antonio Conte's new team have already played three preseason friendlies so far so they will most likely have the physical edge over a Madrid team that did not prove to be in great shape during their first match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Zinedine Zidane said during the pre-match press conference that he expects a better performance from his team now that the UEFA Super Cup is rapidly approaching. Los Blancos will need quality minutes to perform well in that match for the title against Sevilla, and that's precisely why Zidane might play all James, Ramos and Modric a bit tonight.

Benzema will miss this game with a hip injury, meaning that Morata will have another chance to show his worth against one of the teams that was interested in him all summer long, if reports were accurate.

Young players like Marco Asensio and Marcos Llorente will try to complete yet another solid performance to show that Real Madrid don't need to make any more signings this summer, just like Jese and Kovacic, who are trying to stay with the first team this season.