Our prediction for this match:
Tuesday’s football game at Stamford Bridge pits together Chelsea and Olympique Lyon, who face each other in a pre-season friendly. To be more precise, the two sides meet at the 2018 International Champions Cup for the first time ever. The Blues aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield and, no doubt, they will give their best to emerge triumphant in their final warm-up game ahead of the start of the new Premier League campaign. Chelsea are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that les Gones do not look solid at the back, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who want this win more than the visitors. Lyon, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-0 loss to Inter and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Chelsea’s party at Stamford Bridge.
Highlighted Player (Victor Moses):
Over the years Victor Moses has established himself as one of the best African footballers. Moses was a first-team regular for Chelsea under Antonio Conte and he scored three goals in 28 appearances for the Blues in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
The Nigerian footballer, though, started his senior career at Crystal Palace, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2010. Moses played for the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United on loan as well. Speaking of his international career, the pacey winger played for Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and he scored two goals for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
Moses represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well where the African side faced the likes of Bosnia, Iran and Argentina in the group stages. His main position is winger, but he is used as a full-back as well. Victor Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 12, 1990.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.