After eight days in the Irish capital, Chelsea are preparing for their second pre-season game of the summer. Here, we outline everything you need to know.
The Blues have been working hard at their pre-season training camp since Wednesday’s game against Bohemians, with double sessions pushing their fitness levels, and now take on another Irish opponent before returning back to London.
When is the game?
The second friendly of our trip to Dublin takes place on Saturday 13 July. Kick-off is 2pm.
Who are we playing?
St Patrick’s Athletic. The Pats lost the opening leg of their Europa League first qualifying round tie 2-0 this week against Norrkoping from Sweden. They are currently fourth in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
How to watch live
The match can be watched via a live stream on this website or on our 5th Stand app.
Where is it being held?
The game takes place at 5,340-capacity Richmond Park in west Dublin, home to St Patrick’s since 1930. Lampard played at the ground in pre-season as a West Ham player 19 years ago
After the arrival of the second group of players earlier in the week, our squad in Ireland swelled to 35 ahead of our first friendly against Bohemians on Wednesday. There were two Chelsea teams involved in that game, one in each half, as the Blues played out a 1-1 draw at Dalymount Park. Michy Batshuayi was our goalscorer.
Since then, the following players have returned home to continue their preparations for the new season at Cobham: Lewis Baker, Izzy Brown, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi, Lucas Piazon, Dujon Sterling and Ike Ugbo.
That means several of the more established squad players could feature against the Pats, including David Luiz, Jorginho and Olivier Giroud.