St Patrick’s Athletic vs Chelsea Match Info
Date: Saturday July 13 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00pm BST
Venue: Richmond Park, Dublin
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Chelsea Head-To-Head Record
1 previous friendly match
February 18 2009: St Patrick’s Athletic 2-2 Chelsea
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Chelsea Stats
- Fabio Borini and Frank Nouble scored for Chelsea when they previously played St Patrick’s
- Before Thursday’s Europa League match against Norrkoping, St Patrick’s had lost only two of their last 10 games
- Nine of those 10 matches contained under 2.5 goals
St Patrick’s Athletic vs Chelsea Match Preview
Chelsea complete their trip to Dublin with a second friendly match under new manager Frank Lampard, this time against St Patrick’s Athletic who were in Europa League action less than 48 hours earlier.
Lampard got within a couple of minutes of beginning his reign in charge of Chelsea with a victory on Wednesday, his team taking an early lead through Michy Batshuayi but conceding a late equaliser to Bohemians.
As tends to be the way these days at this initial stage of pre-season, Lampard fielded an entirely different XI in each half against Bohemians and, with several players on holiday, he took the chance to run the rule over the likes of Batshuayi, Kenedy, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Kurt Zouma who were not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans last season.
Some of those players, along with perhaps Kasey Palmer, Izzy Brown, Lucas Piazon and Lewis Baker, could find themselves playing a part this term if they can impress Lampard, with Chelsea serving a transfer ban and having sold Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
St Patrick’s, meanwhile, have scheduled this money-spinning game on a weekend off from League of Ireland duty as it falls in between the two legs of their Europa League first qualifying round tie against Swedish club Norrkoping.
With 45 minutes each under their belts, Chelsea should be fitter than on Wednesday and can be expected to enjoy a better result against a St Patrick’s side likely to be at far from full strength because of their more important European test so soon before.
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St Patrick’s Athletic vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 5/4 with Paddy Power
Chelsea to win 2-1 @ 14/1 with bet365