The fixtures for the upcoming Next Gen Series, which will see an Under 19 Chelsea squad take on some of the best talent Europe has to offer, have now been announced. The Blues open our campaign with a home game against CSKA Moscow at Cobham on Tuesday 28 August.

The tournament, now in its second season, sees 24 of Europe's top clubs split into six groups where they will compete in a league-style format, before the final stages of the competition take place across the first three months of 2013. This is Chelsea's first year of entering. 

Fixtures in full:

Tuesday 28 August, CSKA Moscow (H) 6pm

Wednesday 3 October, CSKA Moscow (A)

Wednesday 31 October, Molde (A)

Wednesday 7 or Thursday 8 November, Molde (H) 1pm

Thursday 29 November, Ajax (A)

Wednesday 12 December, Ajax (H) 1pm

Please be aware that all of our Next Gen matches at Cobham will be played behind closed doors. No spectators will be admitted.

In a change to the fixture schedule, our Under 18s will now play a friendly against Coventry City at Cobham on Saturday 13 October, kick-off 11.30am.