After an underwhelming campaign that saw them finish 12th last season, Chelsea will be eager to set things right in the 2023-24 Premier League season.

They will be eager to get a good pre-season under their belt ahead of the start of their league campaign.

The Blues are slated to kickstart their pre-season 2023 tour in America with a friendly against newly-promoted League Two side Wrexham at the Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 19.

Soon after their friendly against Wrexham, Chelsea have three pre-season games lined up against Premier League outfits.

The first of these pre-season games against their Premier League rivals will see Chelsea taking on Brighton, who finished sixth in the standings last season and will prove to be a good test for the Blues.

Chelsea are set to face the Seagulls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 22.

Next up for Chelsea is a friendly encounter against UEFA Champions League-bound Newcastle United at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday, July 27.

Chelsea’s fourth friendly in their 2023 pre-season tour in America pits them against their west London rivals Fulham at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, July 30.

The two-time UEFA Champions League winner’s final pre-season game is slated to take place at Solider Field, Chicago on Wednesday, August 2 against German giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Blues will be hoping that their squad can make the most of these friendly games and that their players can gel after a summer overhaul that saw plenty of players leave the club, while a few additions were also made.

In terms of incomings, former RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku has already joined Chelsea and will be a part of their pre-season tour.

Chelsea’s list of departures is a lot longer with Joao Felix, Denis Zakaria, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, and Kai Havertz, all no longer with the club.

Chelsea pre-season 2023 schedule, fixtures, match times and venues

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date



Time (IST)

Wednesday, July 19

Chelsea vs Wrexham

Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

5:00 PM

Saturday, July 22

Chelsea vs Brighton

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

4:30 PM

Thursday, July 27

Chelsea vs Newcastle United

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

3:00 AM

Sunday, July 30

Chelsea vs Fulham

FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland

9:30 PM

Wednesday, August 2

Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund

Soldier Field, Chicago

5:00 PM

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