Barcelona will look to bounce back from their defeat to Manchester United when they play Chelsea in the International Champions Cup 2015 at the FedEx Field on Tuesday.
Manchester United showed they had superior preparation and fitness in their International Champions Cup game against Barca, and now it will be up to Luis Enrique's men to make the running and stop Chelsea to regain some momentum in preseason.
Of course, results rarely matter much in preseason, but a winning momentum is always helpful, and that is precisely what Barcelona will target in Maryland.
"The most important thing is to pick up the pace and be physically ready," Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. "Despite losing [to Manchester United], the team is playing at a high level.
"I find myself physically very well. We are on the right track."
Apart from Luis Suarez, this Barcelona squad is a little shorn of gold dust from an attacking sense, since Lionel Messi and Neymar have been given extended holidays after their presence at the Copa America.
However, Barcelona still have the quality to tear any defence apart, and had that Suarez freekick early on gone in instead of hitting the post, the result against Manchester United might have been different.
Jose Mourinho, of course, will know the threat posed by Barcelona, with or without Messi, and having watched his team come away with a penalty shootout victory over PSG in their last game in the International Champions Cup, the Chelsea manager is looking forward to the "best training session."
"It's the best training session we could have," Mourinho told the club's official website. "The game against Paris was a very good one and against Barcelona it can be an even better one.
"I'm not worried with tactical aspects, and I'm not worried with the result. I'm just worried about the possibility to play at a higher intensity and prepare ourselves for the Premier League.
"I need to give players minutes. I need to give players different experiences, playing with each other and also playing in different positions. It's just about preparation. Obviously nobody likes to lose even in training but if we wanted to win we would choose opponents where we could win easily.
"This time, because we have a short preseason and not a long time to be ready for the Premier League, we decided to play proper opponents and have proper training matches to raise the level."
Chelsea begin their season with a Community Shield match against Arsenal on Sunday, before the Premier League begins a week after that. Barcelona still have enough time to prepare and get in tip-top shape with the La Liga only starting two weeks after the Premier League.
"The conditions have been good to train and to rest," Mourinho said when asked about the tour to North America. "The distances of travel have also been very short. We haven't spent a lot time on buses or at airports or on planes.
"We have had very good opponents. For the objective of a short pre-season I think everything went very well.
"If we don't get any injuries against Barcelona we will have done fantastically, amazingly well by having a pre-season without one single injured player. Let's hope the game doesn't give us problems."
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Chelsea vs Barcelona International Champions Cup 2015 match is scheduled for an 8 pm local time (1 am BST, 5.30 am IST) start with live coverage on TV in India on Star Sports 4. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Starsports.com and Hotstar.
Audience in the UK can watch the International Champions Cup 2015 match live on Sky Sports1, with the live stream option on Sky Go.
Viewers in Spain can watch Barcelona vs Chelsea live on Canal+.