Chelsea Under-19s have received details of this season’s UEFA Youth League fixtures and dates as announced on The Blues’ official website.
The Blues’ young side will play fixtures in the competition prior to the senior squad’s involvement in the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea’s UEFA Youth League group sees the club line-up against Azerbaijani club Qarabag FK, Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and Italian club AS Roma.
The Blues will start their UEFA Youth League campaign with a home fixture against Qarabag FK at the club’s Cobham training centre on Tuesday 12 September (1.05pm kick-off) before travelling to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday 27 September (2pm kick-off).
Wednesday 18 October sees Chelsea face AS Roma on home soil (1pm kick-off) before travelling to Italy for the return fixture on Tuesday 31 October (2.30pm). A long trip to Azerbaijan is scheduled for Wednesday 22 November to face FK Qarabag (kick-off time to be decided) before The Blues complete their group fixtures with a match against Atletico Madrid at Cobham on Tuesday 5 December (kick-off 1.05pm).
Red Bull Salzburg are the current UEFA Youth League holders after beating Benfica 2-1 in last season’s competition. Chelsea won the tournament in the two years prior to the Austrian club’s success with final victories over Shakhtar Donetsk and Paris Saint-Germain.