All six of Chelsea’s fixtures in this season’s Champions League group stage have now been revealed, with the Blues starting our campaign on home soil.
UEFA have announced the order and dates for games in the groups, so we now know that we will begin our defence of the Champions League trophy at home, when we face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in competitive action for the first-ever time. We then take on Juventus in our first away game two weeks later.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and travel restrictions between countries, UEFA will confirm details on venues for the games in the coming days.
Supporters are also reminded that UEFA are yet to confirm the availability of tickets for away fans at Champions League games this season. Therefore, supporters are strongly urged to refrain from making any travel arrangements for those games until further information has been set out.
Neutral venues, closed stadiums and the absence of away fans are all still possibilities, as has been the case during the qualifying stages of this season’s European competitions and will be again for matches during September’s international break. A decision regarding away club ticketing is currently under review and further information from UEFA is expected shortly.
All the relevant information regarding tickets and travel for our Champions League group games will be communicated to supporters on the official Chelsea website, The 5th Stand app and our social media channels as soon as it becomes available.
As usual, back-to-back matches against the same opposition split the middle of the group fixtures. On this occasion we face Malmo, who we beat en route to winning the Europa League in 2018/19, with the home game first.
We then welcome Juventus to west London and conclude our group stage campaign on the road against Zenit St Petersburg. Our away games against Malmo and Zenit are both set to be early starts, with kick off scheduled for 5.45pm UK time.
Group H fixtures
Tuesday 14 September
Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg
Malmo v Juventus
Wednesday 29 September
Juventus v Chelsea
Zenit St Petersburg v Malmo (5.45pm)
Wednesday 20 October
Chelsea v Malmo
Zenit St Petersburg v Juventus
Tuesday 2 November
Malmo v Chelsea (5.45pm)
Juventus v Zenit St Petersburg
Tuesday 23 November
Chelsea v Juventus
Malmo v Zenit St Petersburg
Wednesday 8 December
Zenit St Petersburg v Chelsea (5.45pm)
Juventus v Malmo (5.45pm)
All matches kick off at 8pm UK time unless stated