Chelsea’s have announced who and where they will be playing before next year’s Premier League football season begins.
16th July – Rapid Vienna vs Chelsea (5pm BST)
Who: Rapid Vienna
Where: Allianz Stadion (28,000), Vienna, Austria.
The Blues first match under new boss Antonio Conte. Some of the first-team squad won’t be in action due to their participation in the Copa America and Euro 2016 but will join the squad later in July.
20th July – RZ Pellets vs Chelsea (7pm BST)
Who: RZ Pellets
Where: Worthersee Stadion (32,000), Klagenfurt, Austria.
The two sides met two years ago when an outstanding solo effort from Chelsea youngster Jeremie Boga earned a 1-1 draw back in 2014.
27th July (28th July UK) – Chelsea vs Liverpool (International Champions Cup, 8:35pm PDT, 4:35am BST)
Where: Rose Bowl stadium (92,000), Pasadena, California, USA.
The first stop on Chelsea’s tour of America which sees the Blues against Premier League rivals Liverpool. It’s a revisit to the Rose Bowl stadium where Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea met Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan back in 2009. The Blues came out on top then with a 2-0 victory. It’s one of the most iconic sporting venues in the US having hosted the 1994 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy so it’s a fitting venue for two of England’s powerhouses to do battle.
30th July – Chelsea vs Real Madrid (International Champions Cup, 3:05pm EDT, 8:05pm GMT)
Who: Real Madrid
Where: Michigan Stadium (107,601), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Antonio Conte and his side next travel to America’s largest stadium to take on the European champions Real Madrid. The last time the two clubs met was back in 2013 in Miami where Real Madrid won 3-1. Chelsea’s last competitive fixture against the Spanish giants was 18 years ago when Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win to win the European Super Cup.
3rd August (4th August UK) – AC Milan vs Chelsea (International Champions Cup, 8:30pm CDT, 2:30am BST)
Who: AC Milan
Where: US Bank Stadium (73,000)
The last leg of the US summer tour sees the squad travel to Minneapolis to play AC Milan. The match will be played in the brand-new 73,000 seater US Bank Stadium. The new home the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.