|PERTH GLORY||23 JULY||PERTH|
|INTER MILAN||28 JULY||NICE|
|LYON||7 AUGUST||STAMFORD BRIDGE|
|MANCHESTER CITY||5 AUGUST||WEMBLEY|
Our summer schedule kicks off with a friendly in Western Australia at the brand new Optus Stadium, where we meet Perth Glory on Monday 23 July, 7.30pm local time. Click here to buy online.
That is followed by three European International Champions Cup fixtures ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, including a game against Lyon at Stamford Bridge.
We compete for the fifth time in the International Champions Cup, but for the first time in Europe, with Yokohama becoming an official partner of the competition in 2018.
Our European games begin in southern France where we meet Inter Milan at Nice’s Allianz Riviera Stadium on Saturday 28 July, kick-off 8.05pm local time. Click here to buy online.
A local derby with a twist follows that as we take on Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday 1 August, kick-off 8.05pm. Click here to buy online.
We then play Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday 5 August before concluding our pre-season fixtures on Tuesday 7 August when we host Lyon at Stamford Bridge, kick-off 8pm. Click here to buy online.
CHELSEA V PERTH GLORY
Join Chelsea in Perth on Monday 23 July when we kick-off our pre-season schedule against A-League side Perth Glory at the brand-new Optus Stadium.
This match will mark the Blues’ first visit to Western Australia for 44 years and fans can look forward to a good contest against Glory, who are also gearing up for their new campaign under recently-appointed head coach Tony Popovic.
Open Training Session
Chelsea fans living in or heading to Perth will have the opportunity to watch the players preparing for the game as the Blues will hold a free, open training session at the WACA Ground on Saturday 21 July from 6pm until 7pm.
This open session is the only chance to watch the stars go through their paces before the match against Perth Glory and fans wishing to attend this exclusive training should visit the Optus Stadium Facebook page to register their attendance.
Gates open at 5pm and existing CAT bus services will be in operation before and after the session.
Before the game, supporters can revel in their passion for the Blues at the Chelsea FC Fan Zone, which will be located at the Southern Oval of Optus Stadium and will open at 4pm on matchday.
Join the fun there by visiting the Chelsea FC Photo Booth, where you can have your picture taken with the FA Cup and create your own personal GIF with the famous trophy.
You can also show off your football skills at the Fan Zone in a target-shooting competition and stand a chance of winning a new Chelsea home kit. Register here for your chance to win!
The pre-season games for our Development Squad and Under-18s are as follows:
Joe Edwards’ players travel to Chestnut Avenue on Saturday 14 July to take on Northwood.
The game will be played in memory of Pete Barry, a man who had strong links to both the Isthmian League club and our Academy before his passing in 2016. Pete was a former scout in our youth set-up and latterly a driver for our young players. His son, Ian, is currently Northwood chairman.
It will be a 3pm kick-off in north-west London and tickets can be purchased online here priced at £10 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for under-16s, with proceeds donated to charity.
The development squad then take on Woking on Wednesday 18 July, kick-off 7.45pm at the Laithwaite Community Stadium. Tickets can be bought at the ground priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with under-16s admitted for free.
The third game is against National League side Sutton United at Gander Green Lane on Saturday 21 July at 3pm, before the development squad travel to Portugal to face Porto on Saturday 28 July.
The development squad pre-season concludes with a contest against their counterparts from Stoke City on Saturday 4 August at Cobham. Spectators will not be admitted.
Our Under-18s begin the pre-season campaign against Oxford United on Monday 16 July at the Meadowbank Stadium in Dorking, where kick-off is at 7pm and entry is free.
Those are followed by Cobham fixtures against Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers (spectators not admitted). The remainder of the youth team programme is yet be confirmed.
Both the Premier League 2 and Under-18 Premier League seasons are due to begin on the second weekend of August.
|DEVELOPMENT SQUAD||NORTHWOOD||14 JULY||CHESTNUT AVENUE|
|DEVELOPMENT SQUAD||WOKING||18 JULY||LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM|
|DEVELOPMENT SQUAD||SUTTON UNITED||21 JULY||GANDER GREEN LANE|
|DEVELOPMENT SQUAD||PORTO||28 JULY||PORTUGAL|
|DEVELOPMENT SQUAD||STOKE CITY||4 AUGUST||COBHAM|
|UNDER 18S||OXFORD UNITED||16 JULY||MEADOWBANK STADIUM|
Chelsea Women have confirmed three pre-season matches.
The fixtures begin with two away games, the first against Montpellier whom we defeated in the Women’s Champions League last season (pictured), the second versus Barcelona who number in their squad England international Toni Duggan and FIFA’s Best Women’s Player for 2017, Lieke Martens.
Then there is a home game against Juventus, the club Eni Aluko signed for over the summer having left Chelsea.
The details for the matches are:
|2 August||Montpellier||6pm local time||Domaine de Grammont - Montpellier|
|5 August||Barcelona||7pm local time||away - stadium to be confirmed|
Members of the squad, including some of the new signings, began pre-season training on Sunday.