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More than soccer on schedule for touring European teams like Chelsea and Liverpool

More than soccer on schedule for touring European teams like Chelsea and Liverpool

Carlo Cudicini cheered from afar last season as fellow Italian Claudio Ranieri guided longshot Leicester City to the English Premier League title in his first season as coach.

This season another Italian, Antonio Conte, goes after a championship in his first EPL season with Chelsea. And Cudicini will be much closer to the action this time since he’ll be helping Conte implement his defensive, counterattacking tactics as Conte’s assistant.

On Wednesday, the Blues showed that transition is coming along nicely, beating English rival Liverpool, 1-0, for their second exhibition victory in three tries.

Playing on a pleasant, picturesque evening before a Rose Bowl...

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