Chelsea season: PL fixtures, dates & transfers

first_imgChelsea kicked off their pre-season preparations in Ireland this summer before jetting off to Asia for a number of dates in Japan.The Blues spent pre-season in Australia last summer and will now head to the other side of the world once again, with a flagship exhibition match against the Spanish champions the focal point of their tour.Frank Lampard has been appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor and will hope to hit the ground running on his return to the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Here is your complete guide to Chelsea’s 2019-20 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about their summer preparations.Chelsea pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 10 Bohemians 1-1 Chelsea 7:45pm / 2:45pm Dalymount Park, Dublin Jul 13 St Patrick’s Athletic 0-4 Chelsea 2pm / 9am Richmond Park, Dublin Jul 19 Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea 11am / 6am Nissan Stadium, Yokohama Jul 23 Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea 10am / 5am  Saitama Stadium, Saitima Jul 28 Reading 3-4 Chelsea 3pm / 10am Madejski Stadium, Reading Jul 31 Red Bull Salzburg 3-5 Chelsea 2pm / 9am Red Bull Arena, Salzburg Aug 3 Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Chelsea 4pm / 11am Borussia Park, Monchengladbach Chelsea’s pre-season campaign began in earnest on July 10 when they faced League of Ireland side Bohemians in Dublin.They remained in Dublin for their second warm-up friendly, which took place three days later against St Patrick’s Athletic.After that, they headed to Japan, where they faced off against Kawasaki Frontale.The Blues remained in Japan to lock horns with Lionel Messi and Co. when they played Barcelona four days later.A return to Europe followed at the end of the month with games against Reading at the Madejski Stadium and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, before they finalise preparations against Borussia Monchengladbach.Chelsea 2019-20 transfer activity Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19, in 2019-20 home kitChelsea players have had to deal with losing talisman Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid in early June . The Belgium international had previously hinted that the move was all set save for final negotiations, admitting that a return to the Champions League was not enough to convince him to stay in West London – and departed for a fee of €100 million (£88m/$112m).Defender Gary Cahill also confirmed he would be leaving the club this summer on a free transfer, and was given a farewell in his last home game of the season against Leicester.The Blues are severely restricted by sanctions that have been imposed on them by FIFA, but they did manage to complete the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid after the midfielder spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date MF Mateo Kovacic Real Madrid £40.5m July 1 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date CB Gary Cahill Released n/a Jun 30 MF Eden Hazard Real Madrid €100M Jul 1 MF Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge Undisc. Jul 1 MF Ola Aina Torino £9m Jul 1 GK Eduardo Released n/a Jul 1 GK Rob Green Released n/a Jul 1 FW Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid Loan Jul 1 FW Victor Moses Fenerbahce Loan Jul 1 GK Nathan Baxter Ross County Loan Jul 1 DF Jay Dasilva Bristol City £2m Jul 1 MF Victorien Angbang Metz £5.5m Jul 1 DF Tomas Kalas Bristol City £8m Jul 1 GK Marcin Bulka PSG Free Jul 6 DF Daishawn Redan Hertha Berlin £2.2m Jul 18 MF Ethan Ampadu RB Leipzig Loan Jul 22 DF Jake Clarke-Salter Birmingham City Loan Jul 24 DF Matt Miazga Reading Loan Jul 24 MF Lewis Baker Fortuna Dusseldorf Loan Jul 24 MF Josimar Quintero Espanyol Free Jul 26 DF Todd Kane QPR Free Jul 27 MF Kyle Scott Newcastle United Free Jul 29 Chelsea 2019-20 Premier League fixtures Chelsea have been handed a tough start to the Premier League season with an away clash against Manchester United on August 11 getting things under way.The Blues follow that with a home game against Leicester City.Despite the tough start, games against recently promoted Norwich City and Sheffield United follow, with Wolves completing the first five gameweeks.Click here to see the full fixture list. Chelsea 2019-20 squad numbers No. Pos Player 1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 2 DF Antonio Rudiger 3 DF Marcos Alonso 4 DF Andreas Christensen 5 MF Jorginho 7 MF N’Golo Kante 8 MF Ross Barkley 9 FW Tammy Abraham 10 FW Willian 11 FW Pedro 12 MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek 14 MF Tiemoue Bakayoko 13 GK Willy Caballero 15 DF Kurt Zouma 16 FW Kenedy 17 MF Mateo Kovacic 18 FW Olivier Giroud 19 MF Mason Mount 20 FW Callum Hudson-Odoi 21 DF Davide Zappacosta 22 FW Christian Pulisic 23 FW Michy Batshuayi 24 DF Reece James 28 DF Cesar Azpilicueta 29 DF Fikayo Tomori 31 GK Jamie Cumming 33 DF Emerson Palmieri / MF Marco van Ginkellast_img read more