Chelsea and Arsenal will continue their American pre-season tour with a London derby in Florida.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are in the midst of ongoing transfer saga, while the Gunners are close to signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, while the Blues are closer to confirming £55m Jules Kounde.
While Arsenal and Chelsea management at home are focused on how best to build their squads ahead of an exceptionally busy 2022/23 season, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Tuchel have turned their attention to their pre-season games.
However, it was a game to forget for the forward as the Blues were penalized 5-3 on penalties by the Queen City MLS side.
The £47.5million arrival from City saved his penalty but it was his England team-mate Conor Gallagher who missed his, giving Charlotte FC a famous win for their fans.
However, Arsenal have had a much more fruitful tour with victories over Nuremberg, Everton and most recently a 3-1 win over Orlando City.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Arsenal vs Chelsea friendly as they go head-to-head:
When is Arsenal vs Chelsea?
The two London clubs will meet in a pre-season friendly and Florida Cup final on Sunday 24 July 2022.
Camping World Stadium will host the meeting. It first opened in 1936 and was known as the Tangerine Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Owned and operated by the City of Orlando, it has a capacity of 19,500 to 65,000 depending on the type of event.
When did Arsenal vs Chelsea kick off?
Kick-off time is scheduled for 1am BST.
Florida has multiple time zones but Orlando is five hours behind the UK so the game will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 8pm local time.
How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea
The game cannot be viewed on BT Sport or Sky but both clubs are showing live streams of the game on their club websites.
Who is in the squads?
Four players were removed from Chelsea’s first-team training squad ahead of their recent games.
Armando Broja – who has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United – and Tino Anjorin have both been flown home, while Billy Gilmour and Harvey Vale have joined the Under-23 squads.
The players remaining in the squad are:
- Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Eduoard Mendy, Teddy Sharman-Lowe.
- Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Reece James, Kenedy, Emerson Palmieri, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva.
- Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Conor Gallagher, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount.
- Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christain Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech.
- Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Matt Turner, Arthur Okonkwo, Alex Runarsson.
- Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Gabriel, Pablo Mari, Ben White, Rob Holding, William Saliba, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rueull Walters.
- Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny, Lucas Torreira, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith-Rowe, Albert-Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson.
- Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun, Marquinhos.