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Chelsea 2019 season: Premier League fixtures, dates & transfers

20:00 GMT+3 11/08/2019
Christian Pulisic Chelsea 2019-20
Here is your complete guide to Chelsea's 2019-20 season, matches, dates and venues, featuring all you need to know

Chelsea 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.

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

Chelsea 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 Ginkel