Chelsea 2017-18 preview: Transfers, full squad, fixtures, shirt numbers & tickets

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The Blues will have more games to play this term and more stern competition as their rivals look to snatch league glory away from them

Chelsea head into the 2017-18 season as defending Premier League champions with Champions League football to look forward to as Antonio Conte gets ready for his second campaign in England.

The former Italy and Juventus boss rejuvenated the Blues in his first season at the helm of the Stamford Bridge club and narrowly missed out on a double as his side lost out to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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The new season brings with it new challenges and Conte must guide his team through one more competition as they return to Europe's top table in the Champions League, but he may be without the likes of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, who were not part of the club's pre-season plans.

Nevertheless, with new faces brought in, Chelsea fans will be optimistic that the Italian coach can build on the foundation he set last term and there have been positive signs with impressive performances coming against Arsenal and Bayern Munich on their Asia tour.

Competitive action resumes on August 6 against the Gunners in the Community Shield, with league action getting under way at home to Burnley a week after that. With those games looming on the horizon, Goal has your complete guide to the new Chelsea campaign.

1. Transfers
2. Squad
3. Fixtures
4. Tickets


CHELSEA TRANSFERS


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Chelsea have splashed out to bring in a number of players during the summer transfer window, spending over £144 million so far. Alvaro Morata has arrived for a hefty £70m from Real Madrid and Tiemoue Bakayoko was a £40m acquisition from Monaco. Antonio Rudiger has bolstered the defensive options at a cost of £34m from Roma, while Willy Caballero joined on free from Manchester City.

Plenty of players have gone in the opposite direction, too, with the most notable departure perhaps that of John Terry, who left for Aston Villa on a free transfer. Juan Cuadrado and Christian Atsu made permanent moves to Juventus and Newcastle respectively, while Bournemouth forked out £20m for Nathan Ake. In addition, the Blues have sent a host of players out on loan to various clubs.

Ins:

Date Player From Fee
Jul 1 Daishawn Redan Ajax Undisc.
Jul 1 Billy Gilmour Rangers £600k
Jul 1 Ethan Ampadu Exeter City Undisc.
Jul 1 Willy Caballero Man City Free
Jul 9 Antonio Rudiger Roma £34m
Jul 15 Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco £40m
Jul 21 Alvaro Morata Real Madrid £70m

Outs:

Date Player To Fee
Jul 1 Juan Cuadrado Juventus £17m
Jul 1 Christian Atsu Newcastle £6.5m
Jul 1 Asmir Begovic Bournemouth £10m
Jul 1 Dominic Solanke Liverpool Trib.
Jul 1 Bertrand Traore Lyon £8.5m
Jul 1 Nathan Ake Bournemouth £20m
Jul 1 Danilo Pantic Partizan Loan
Jul 1 Fankaty Dabo Vitesse Loan
Jul 1 Nathan Baxter Woking Loan
Jul 4 John Terry Aston Villa Free
Jul 4 Tammy Abraham Swansea Loan
Jul 4 Kasey Palmer Huddersfield Loan
Jul 5 Todd Kane Groningen Loan
Jul 5 Josimar Quintero Rostov Loan
Jul 6 Charlie Colkett Vitesse Loan
Jul 7 Bradley Collins Forest Green Loan
Jul 11 Ola Aina Hull Loan
Jul 12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek Crystal Palace Loan
Jul 13 Nathaniel Chalobah Watford £5m
Jul 14 Lucas Piazon Fulham Loan
Jul 16 Marco van Ginkel PSV Eindhoven Loan
Jul 17 Ike Ugbo Barnsley Loan
Jul 17 Muktar Ali Vitesse Undisc.
Jul 21 Jay DaSilva Charlton Athletic Loan
Jul 21 Kurt Zouma Stoke Loan
Jul 24 Mason Mount Vitesse Loan
Jul 25 Izzy Brown Brighton Loan
Jul 27 Tomas Kalas Fulham Loan
Jul 27 Michael Hector Hull Loan
Jul 27 Jamal Blackman Sheffield United Loan
Jul 28 Matt Miazga Vitesse Loan


CHELSEA SQUAD


No. Name Position Age
1 Willy Caballero Goalkeeper 35
2 Antonio Rudiger Defender 24
3 Marcos Alonso Defender 26
4 Cesc Fabregas Midfielder 30
7 N'Golo Kante Midfielder 26
9 Alvaro Morata Forward 24
10 Eden Hazard Midfielder 26
11 Pedro Forward 30
13 Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper 25
14 Tiemoue Bakayoko Defender 22
15 Victor Moses Midfielder 26
16 Kenedy Midfielder 21
17 Charly Musonda Midfielder 20
19 Diego Costa Forward 28
21 Nemanja Matic Midfielder 28
22 Willian Midfielder 28
23 Michy Batshuayi Forward 23
24 Gary Cahill (C) Defender 31
27 Andreas Christensen Defender 21
28 Cesar Azpilicueta Defender 27
30 David Luiz Defender 30
37 Eduardo Goalkeeper 34
N/A Loic Remy Forward 30
N/A Fikayo Tomori Defender 19
N/A Jake Clarke-Salter Defender 19
N/A Lewis Baker Midfielder 22
N/A Kyle Scott Midfielder 19
N/A Jeremie Boga Midfielder 20
N/A Mario Pasalic Midfielder 22

CHELSEA FIXTURES


Cesc Fabregas Eden Hazard Chelsea Premier League

Premier League:

Date Opposition H / A Time
Aug 12 Burnley H 15:00
Aug 20 Tottenham A 16:00
Aug 26 Everton H 15:00
Sep 9 Leicester A 15:00
Sep 17 Arsenal H 13:30
Sep 23 Stoke A 15:00
Sep 30 Manchester City H 17:30
Oct 14 Crystal Palace A 15:00
Oct 21 Watford H 15:00
Oct 28 Bournemouth A 15:00
Nov 4 Manchester United H 15:00
Nov 18 West Brom A 15:00
Nov 25 Liverpool A 15:00
Nov 29 Swansea H 19:45
Dec 2 Newcastle H 15:00
Dec 9 West Ham A 15:00
Dec 12 Huddersfield A 19:45
Dec 16 Southampton H 15:00
Dec 23 Everton A 15:00
Dec 26 Brighton H 15:00
Dec 30 Stoke H 15:00
Jan 1 Arsenal A 15:00
Jan 13 Leicester H 15:00
Jan 20 Brighton A 15:00
Jan 31 Bournemouth H 19:45
Feb 3 Watford A 15:00
Feb 10 West Brom H 15:00
Feb 24 Manchester United A 15:00
Mar 3 Manchester City A 15:00
Mar 10 Crystal Palace H 15:00
Mar 17 Burnley A 15:00
Mar 31 Tottenham H 15:00
Apr 7 West Ham H 15:00
Apr 14 Southampton A 15:00
Apr 21 Huddersfield H 15:00
Apr 28 Swansea A 15:00
May 5 Liverpool H 15:00
May 13 Newcastle A 15:00

FA Cup:

Date Opposition H / A Time
Jan 6 Third Round (TBC) TBC TBC

League Cup:

Date Opposition H / A Time
Sep 19 / 20 Third Round (TBC) TBC TBC

Champions League:

Date Opposition H / A Time
Sep 12 / 13 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Sep 26 / 27 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Oct 17 / 18 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Oct 31 / Nov 1 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Nov 21 / 22 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Dec 5 / 6 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC

Community Shield:

Date Opposition H / A Time
Aug 6 Arsenal N 14:00

Dates and times of fixtures are subject to change for television scheduling and rearrangement.


CHELSEA TICKETS


James Rodriguez N'Golo Kante Bayern Chelsea 2017

Chelsea season tickets for 2017-18 are now sold out. 'True Blue' club members will soon be able to apply for 2018-19 season tickets and details are expected to be released at a later date.

The 2017-18 Adult season tickets ranged in price from £750 to £1250 and juvenile season tickets ranged from £285 to £485. Senior citizens were also able to pick up season tickets for as low as £285, with the most expensive option priced at £485. 

Chelsea have advised that not many tickets are likely to go on general sale in 2017-18 and encouraged supporters to become club members in order to give themselves the best chance of securing tickets for games.

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Chelsea ticket prices vary by competition and based on whether you are a member or not. Depending on the category, tickets for Premier League games range from £36 to £82 for members, based on where they are seated. For juvenile/senior members it ranges from £15.50 to £25. 

It is slightly more expensive for non-members to attend Premier League games, with prices ranging from £41 to £86 for adults and £18 to £27.50 for junior/seniors. Tickets for the away section are generally cheaper.

FA Cup tickets are £30 for adults or £15 for juveniles and senior citizens. Tickets for League Cup games are cheaper again at £25 for adults and £12 for juveniles/seniors.

Tickets can be bought via the club or from a variety of authorised sellers, the full list of which can be found on the Chelsea website. For full details on Chelsea tickets, including cost and how to buy, visit the club's official website.

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