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Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. ET
World Football Friendly, Shah Alam Stadium (Malaysia)
New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho got his second spell at the helm of the Blues off to a success, as his side narrowly defeated the Singha All-Stars 1-0 thanks to a Romelu Lukaku penalty. Mourinho effectively used a lot of his squad players and gave significant playing time to a number of key men—something which could very well prove to be the difference again in Malaysia.
It's hard to predict just how the home side (as well as the visitors) will perform given the friendly nature of the match, but it is hard to see the Blues chalking up anything but victory here.
They have a far superior squad to that of the home team, and with Mourinho clearly not afraid to play the likes of Eden Hazard, Lukaku, Andre Schurrle, Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne and Demba Ba (like some managers would be), it's clear that Chelsea will emerge victorious.
Just how big will the win be? Well, I can't see it being Arsenal-esque against an abysmal Vietnam side, but it will still be a substantial win, and one that keeps the "Special One" feeling good about the new season. Regardless of whether he lands Wayne Rooney or not.
Prediction: Chelsea 4, Malaysia XI 0
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