Chelsea pre-season fixtures: The Blues' complete summer tour & schedule
Chelsea spent much of their pre-season in the Far East as they travelled to China and Singapore for showcase friendlies against some of Europe's top clubs.
Antonio Conte is entering his second season at the helm at Stamford Bridge and has added the talents of Alvaro Morata to his squad from Real Madrid as he looks to defend the Premier League title.
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This is your complete guide to Chelsea's pre-season schedule ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
CHELSEA PRE-SEASON FIXTURES
|Date||Opponent||Time (local / BST)||Venue|
|Jul 22||Arsenal||19:40 / 12:40||Bird's Nest, Beijing|
|Jul 25||Bayern Munich||19:35 / 12:35||National Stadium, Singapore|
|Jul 29||Inter||19:35 / 12:35||National Stadium, Singapore|
Chelsea only have three friendlies scheduled. They are, however, expected to play a number of behind-closed-doors games in England ahead of their Asia tour. The games have yet to be announced and they will likely be played at Cobham Training Centre, but fans are not expected to be able to attend.
The first friendly on the first-team's list came against Arsenal at Beijing's Bird's Nest and Michy Batshuayi was in inspirational form, scoring twice in a 3-0 win .
After that, the Blues took a six-hour flight south for the Singapore section of the International Champions Cup.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
As the reigning Premier League champions, Chelsea will get their competitive schedule under way when they meet FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield. That game will take place on Sunday, August 6 at Wembley.
The Community Shield will then lead the Blues into the start of the Premier League campaign, which they will kick off against Burnley on Saturday, August 12 - surprisingly at 3pm, meaning it will not be televised in the United Kingdom.
As they have qualified directly for the group stage of the Champions League, Chelsea's European campaign will not begin until September.