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Chelsea vs Lyon - 8/7/18 Friendly Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Lyon vs Chelsea
Date & Time Tuesday August 7, 2018, 3:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chelsea +120 / Draw +220 / Lyon +240 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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Soccer | Lyon vs Chelsea
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With the Premier League starting very soon, Chelsea will play one last preseason friendly to ensure they are ready for opening day of the regular season. The Blues will take on Lyon at Stamford Bridge in a game where the Chelsea faithful will be able to return to their own stadium to watch their team play.

Ligue 1 in France is not set to start for a few more weeks which means that Lyon are still in preseason mode. The French side has been doing well in preseason as they have managed to get some impressive wins over sides such as Benfica. This will be a big challenge for Lyon and it will be interesting to see how the French side performs against one of the best teams in Europe.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea will be determined to win this game since it will be the perfect way to build some confidence before the start of the regular season. The Blues should play most of their best players for this match which means the fans should be able to see the likes of Eden Hazard, David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso on the pitch. This game will be a great indicator for the fans in relation to how well the team has prepared this season. The manager has brought is some new ideas and it will be interesting to see if these ideas make an impact on how the team plays. Thibaut Courtois and Willian are two players that are not expected to play since they are not happy at Chelsea which means we have to wait and see who play as goalkeeper and right winger.

All in all, I think Chelsea will win this match. The Blues will be at home and I am expecting the fans to pack into Stamford Bridge to see how their team is playing. There will be plenty of goals in this game since both teams are filled with attacking players and they should entertain the fans greatly.

 

Pick:
Chelsea

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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