Chelsea (CHE) take on Charlotte FC (CLT) in the upcoming pre-season 2022-23 match at the Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, July 21. The match will start at 5:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

CHE vs CLT Dream11 prediction

Chelsea and Charlotte FC will meet for the first time in a football match between the sides.

Chelsea, for starters, are coming off a 2-1 win against Club America in the first game of their pre-season 2022-23 tour.

Charlotte FC, on the other hand, are battling for a place in the MLS 2022 playoffs and enter the upcoming friendly fixture on the back of a 2-3 loss to Inter Miami.

On account of match experience, it is safe to say that Chelsea will be outright favourites to beat Charlotte FC on Thursday. However, Charlotte could showcase their mettle in a maiden contest against a European giant in Chelsea.   

CHE vs CLT Dream11 team tips

Top Tip: Best forward

Chelsea forward Timo Werner is the top forward to watch out for in the CHE vs CLT clash. The German, with 68 fantasy points, opened the scoring in the 2-1 win against Club America in the last outing and will carry the responsibility to provide a positive start against Charlotte FC. Werner is available for 9 credits.

Top Tip: Best midfielder

New Chelsea signing Raheem Sterling will undoubtedly be someone fantasy managers will draft into their teams. The English international, with 141 goals and 76 assists in 440 games for club and country since 2011/12, will look to assert his authority in the midfield engine room and on the wing against Charlotte FC. The 27-year-old, listed as a midfielder, starts at a price of 9.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Christian Fuchs will be a familiar face for Chelsea attackers as the former Leicester City man is the pick of the defenders for this fixture. Priced at 9.0 credits, fantasy players can confidently draft in Fuchs, who has a 79.6 per cent duels won success rate while registering three clean sheets and 24 key interceptions.

For the goalkeeper spot, Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga is a no-brainer selection. Kepa is an experienced custodian averaging 2.2 saves per game and 100 clean sheets in his football career. The Spanish goalkeeper comes at a cost of 8.5 credits.

CHE vs CLT probable playing XI

CHE (probable XI): Kepa Arrizabalaga (goalkeeper); Trevor Chalobah, Thiago Silva (captain), Kalidou Koulibaly; Reece James, Jorginho, Raheem Sterling, Ben Chilwell; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Mason Mount

CLT (probable XI): Kristijan Kahlina (goalkeeper); Harrison Afful, Guzman Corujo, Anton Walkes, Christian Fuchs (captain); Kamil Jozwiak, Quinn McNeill, Brandt Bronico, Sergio Ruiz, Yordy Reyna; Karol Swiderski

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