Our pre-season starts tomorrow and it’s a heavy schedule ahead of the Premier League campaign, but I’m guessing Antonio Conte has requested that. He was named our boss a while ago now, so I’m guessing he’s had a say in all our pre-season games which sees us visit California for the first time in seven years.
Obviously all the Chelsea boys that played in Euro 2016 will be missing for the first one or two games, which gives a chance to any of our younger generation to impress Mr Conte from the off.
Anyway, as mentioned, here are our booked pre-season games around the world:
Rapid Vienna – Sat 16 Jul at 6pm local – Allianz Stadium, Vienna
WAC RZ Pellets – Wed 20 Jul at 8pm local – Worthersee Stadium, Velden
Liverpool – Wed 27 Jul at 8.35pm local – Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Real Madrid – Sat 30 Jul at 3.05pm local – Michigan Stadium, Michigan
AC Milan – Wed 3 Aug at 8.30pm local – US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Werder Bremen – Sun 7 Aug at 3.00pm local – Weser Stadium, Brement