Chelsea ended 2021/2022 with two trophies, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The Blues finished third in the Premier League,19 points behind champions Manchester City and 18 points behind second-placed Liverpool.
The Blues also lost the FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals to Liverpool and was also eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by eventual winners Real Madrid. Chelsea’s season was marred with off-field issues and players’ injuries and Covid -19.
Chelsea confirmed on their official website that the Todd Boehly-led consortium had completed their takeover of Chelsea from embattled former owner Roman Abramovich. Roman Abramovich ended his 19 years of ownership of Chelsea this month after he was forced to put the club on sale because of his close relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Roman Abromovich’s reign was successful winning 21 trophies including two Champions League and five Premier League. Chelsea fans will hope the Todd Boehly consortium will bring more trophies.
With the arrival of new owners, Chelsea is expected to be busy in the summer transfer. Thomas Tuchel had already retracted that Chelsea needs to strengthen their squad if they want to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.
When will Chelsea start the Pre-season and when will the players return?
Thomas Tuchel confirmed in his last press conference of the season that Chelsea will begin their Pre-season on 2 July and players are expected to return on the 2 of July except for players who are on international duties who are expected to return on 9 July 2022.
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are expected to return earlier than the scheduled date to continue with their individual training after returning from injury,
Chelsea Pre-season Fixtures and Dates
Chelsea will head to the United States of America for their pre-season tour. Chelsea will begin their Pre-Season in Los Angeles and will camp and train at The University of California (UCLA) sports facility.
The Blues have lined up three friendly matches in the United States, they will first face Mexican Club Club American in Las Vegas at the Allegiant Stadium. Afterward, they face Major League soccer side Charlotte Fc Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chelsea will end their pre-season tour in the United States on the 23 July at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida when they face Arsenal in an all-London derby.
|Saturday,16 July||Club America||Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas|
|Wednesday,20 July||Charlotte Fc||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina.|
|Saturday,23 Jury||Arsenal||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida|
The Premier League will commence on the 6th of August and Chelsea will know their opponents for next season’s Premier League on 16th July 2022.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to include Chelsea loan players who had excellent season during their loan spells. with the likes of Conor Gallagher, Levi Colwill and Armando Broja leading the list of Potential Chelsea loanees who expected to be part of the Chelsea pre-season tour in the United States.
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