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Chelsea pre-season 2023: Tour, fixtures, results, tickets & how to watch

Chelsea returned to the United States as part of their preparations for the 2023-24 season, with Todd Boehly's Blues playing a number of friendly warm-up games in front of an American audience. Having endured a difficult campaign in 2022-23, the Stamford Bridge outfit will be eager to lay solid foundations ahead of the new season under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Here, GOAL brings you everything you need to know about Chelsea's pre-season tour, including how to buy tickets, where to watch games, squad details and more.

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Chelsea pre-season 2023 fixtures & results

DateGameKick-off timeVenue
Jul 20Chelsea 5-0 Wrexham7:30pm ET / 12:30am BSTKenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
Jul 23Chelsea 4-3 Brighton7pm ET / 12 midnight BSTLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Jul 27Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle United5:30pm ET / 10:30pm BSTMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Jul 30Chelsea 2-0 Fulham12 noon ET / 5pm BSTFedEx Field, Landover, MD
Aug 3Chelsea 1-1 Borussia Dortmund7:30pm ET / 12:30am BSTSoldier Field, Chicago, IL

Chelsea started their 2023 preseason campaign with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over League Two side Wrexham - now owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - in a game where summer arrivals Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson made their debuts.

The Blues' preparations for the new season stepped up a notch in Philadelphia on July 22, as they emerged victorious 4-3 in a thrilling encounter against fellow English top-flight outfit Brighton at the Lincoln Financial Field in their first game of Premier League Summer Series.

Thereafter, they played out a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on July 26, followed by a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fulham at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland to lift the first-ever Premier League Summer Series. The final game of the U.S. tour saw Chelsea play out a 1-1 draw against German giants Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field on August 2.

Chelsea pre-season 2023 tickets

Tickets for Chelsea's 2023 pre-season tour of the United States are available to buy now. You can purchase through the links below, subject to availability.

Read here for the complete guide to buying Chelsea tickets

How to watch & stream Chelsea 2023-24 pre-season tour

Chelsea's pre-season-friendly games are available to stream live and free of charge on the 5th Stand App or the Chelsea website.

For the audience in the United Kingdom and United States, the Premier League Summer Series fixtures will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and NBC Sports, respectively.

Highlights of the games will also be available to watch on Chelsea's official website, as well as the club's official YouTube channel.

Chelsea 2023-24 pre-season tour squad

Mauricio Pochettino has named his 29-man squad for Chelsea's pre-season tour in the United States, with no places for fringe transfer-linked stars Hakim Ziyech, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, or Romelu Lukaku on the flight.

After selling or releasing more than ten members of their senior squad from last season, Chelsea are moving a youthful group of players to America as they prepare for the 2023/24 season under new management.

New signings Christopher Nkunku, Andrey Santos, Nicolas Jackson and Malo Gusto are all among those on the plane, as are a host of young academy stars.

Four other first-team stars also haven't been named by the new Chelsea boss. Wesley Fofana is also left out due to a knee problem, while Marcus Bettinelli, Benoit Badiashile and Armando Broja have all stayed behind at Cobham as they continue their respective recoveries from injury. Below is the full list of travelling pre-season tour squad:




Arrizabalaga, Slonina, Bergstrom , Beach, Cumming


Silva, Chalobah, Chilwell, Cucurella, Gusto, Humphreys, Colwill, Maatsen, Gilchrist, James


Fernandez, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Santos, Casadei, Hall


Mudryk, Sterling, Madueke, Gabriel, Moreira, Jackson, Nkunku, Burstow, Richards

When does Chelsea's 2023-24 season start?

The 2023-24 Premier League season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 13, 2023 against Liverpool.

That means Mauricio Pochettino is in for a baptism of fire in his first competitive game as boss at Stamford Bridge

See Chelsea's full Premier League schedule here.