Chelsea vs AC Milan, Friendly: Open Thread

In Chelsea’s final match of their US summer tour, the Blues take on AC Milan tonight in Miami, in front of a crowd of more than 50,000. For readers in the United States, the match kicks off at 6pm ET on ESPN2/ESPN3.com.

While Milan will be weaker after the transfers of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, it should still be a very strong Italian side against a Chelsea team who should feature Fernando Torres in its line-up for the first team this tour. Chelsea will want to recover from their mid-week defeat against the MLS All-Star Team.

I’ll be at the stadium, in section 114 if any of you are interested in meeting up (tweet me at @epltalk). I’ll also be posting images on the EPL Talk Instagram feed, so follow EPL Talk on Instagram to see the latest photos before, during and after the match.

Personally, I’m going to be interested to see if there are more Chelsea or AC Milan fans in the stadium tonight. There’s a strong following for both teams in South Florida, as well as a lot of Italian-Americans, so let’s see who wins in the stadium as well as on the pitch.

I had the good fortune of attending Chelsea’s open training last night at Sun Life Stadium. The players seem very relaxed and happy, and are enjoying the weather and beautiful part of the United States.

“It is going to be a good test for us,” said Torres. “The result against MLS is not the most important thing but we have to be ready to improve now. It’s very important from now and we will see what we can do. We are ready and really looking forward to it, especially because we’ve seen the love of the fans here in Miami, and we hope people come to see us and see a good spectacle.”

Before, during and after today’s match, join the conversation with fellow soccer fans from around the world in the comments section. Post your rants, raves, observations and questions.

25+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
  • Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
  • Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
  • Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
  • Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo.
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Get All 3 And Save 30%
  • $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
  • Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
  • Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family

8 Comments

  1. olaiya phemy July 28, 2012
  2. Mufc77 July 28, 2012
    • The Gaffer July 28, 2012
  3. Mufc77 July 28, 2012
  4. Okere Trust July 29, 2012
  5. NC July 29, 2012
  6. Manuel July 29, 2012
    • The Gaffer July 29, 2012

Leave a Reply

Translate »