Chelsea to Play Drogheda United in Pre-Season Friendly
Chelsea will play Irish side Drogheda United in a behind close doors pre-season amtch tomorrow ahead of the new season.
It will be Chelsea’s second match of pre-season following a 6-1 victory over Peterborough United.
The match is set to be played just outside of Dublin, where the Chelsea team are based this week.
Unfortunely for Blues fans, much like the Peterborough game, it will not be available to watch live and the only way to find out about the action will be when Chelsea release a match report following the conclusion of the match.
This will be the Blues’ second friendly of pre-season as they have travelled to Ireland for a training camp. Tuchel’s men will then face Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as part of a series to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health charity Mind.
Chelsea’s campaign begins on August 11 in Belfast against Villarreal in the Super Cup. Crystal Palace are their first Premier League opponents of the 2021/22 campaign – Tuchel will welcome the Eagles to Stamford Bridge on August 14.
All the details
When: Thursday 22 July
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Kick Off: 6:30pm (UK)
Where to Watch: The game will be played behind closed doors and won’t be available to watch.
Chelsea’s Pre-Season Schedule
July 20 – Fly to Dublin for week-long camp
July 22 – Drogheda United (a) | Friendly
July 27 – Bournemouth (a) | Friendly
August 1 – Arsenal (a) | Friendly
August 4 – Spurs (h) | Friendly
August 11 – Villarreal (n) – UEFA Super Cup
August 14 – Crystal Palace (h) | Premier League
As revealed by Adam Newson, here is a full list of players who have been spotted on Chelsea’s flight to Dublin for pre-season –