After a disappointing but unimportant loss to Paris St. Germain, Zidane made it clear in his press conference that he expects to see a better performance vs. Chelsea. Citing a sluggish style of build-up that contributed to Real Madrid's earlier loss, expect to see an attempt at swifter passing and crisper decision making.
However, that style of play could seriously be impeded by the conditions in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the match nearly having been called off due to the unrelenting rain.
AS: Groundsmen draining the Michigan Stadium pitch after 5hr downpour. Match decision on RM vs CFC to be taken soon. pic.twitter.com/q5ihX66Ok5— M.A.J (@UItraSuristic) July 30, 2016
Nevertheless Zidane and his men will march on with a starting line-up consisting of few first team regulars.
Chelsea will also have an experimental line-up on the field, so expect an unpredictable game that will be driven by youth stars who have the motivation to prove themselves.
Team v Real Madrid: Begovic, Aina, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Oscar, Matic; Willian, Traore, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro. #CFCTour— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 30, 2016