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Chelsea release 25-man squad for Barcelona friendly

Chelsea has released a 25-man squad for Barcelona friendly that would take place next week Tuesday.

Chelsea has released a 25-man squad for Barcelona friendly that would take place next week Tuesday.

The Blues will resume their pre-season training in Japan where they will take on J-League Champions Kawasaki Frontale (Friday) and then against Barcelona (next Tuesday).

Chelsea had 35 players while in Dublin, Ireland, the squad on tour has been trimmed to a slightly more manageable 24.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is still awaiting the arrival of Christian Pulisic and Willian who is down with a hamstring injury.

The one surprise absence is Ethan Ampadu, who apparently picked up some sort of injury last week.

The squad include:

GOALKEEPERS: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Cumming

DEFENDERS: Alonso, Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Tomori, Zappacosta, Zouma

MIDFIELDERS: Barkley, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Jorginho, Kanté, Kovačić, Mount

FORWARDS: Abraham, Batshuayi, Giroud, Kenedy, Palmer, Pedro (Pulisic and Willian)

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