Chelsea add friendlies against Bournemouth and Peterborough to pre-season schedule
Chelsea’s pre-season has started this week, and like most years without a pandemic, we’re ready for several friendlies in the weeks-long preparation for the actual season. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the Blues will not be doing any kind of globetrotting tours of any kind again, although we are supposed to cross the Irish Sea a few times, first for a training camp. week?) next week, then for the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast on August 11.
Between these trips, we have scheduled matches against Arsenal (August 1) and Tottenham (August 4), and, as confirmed earlier today, AFC Bournemouth (hi Dom Solanke, Asmir Begovic and manager Scott Parker!) July 27 at Vitalité Stadium. The Spurs game (7.45pm on a Wednesday) is the only one to take place at the Bridge, with Chelsea charging £ 30 for a ticket – full details on how to get one are available on the official website.
Chelsea are also reportedly hosting a closed-door friendly at Cobham this weekend against Peterborough United, who finished second in League One (Third Division) last season. There aren’t many details available on this game as it unfortunately won’t be televised or streamed, but it looks like it will take place on Saturday.