Chelsea have announced their final pre-season schedule ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign.
The Blues will be looking to regain a place in the English Premier League’s top four next season after falling short in 2017/2018 and another gruelling pre-season campaign awaits Antonio Conte’s men.
It has been announced on The Blues’ official website that the club will face Perth Glory, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season with just one of those fixtures taking place at their Stamford Bridge home.
Conte’s men will collect plenty of air miles when travel to Australia to take on Perth Glory in their opener on 23 July. They will then return to Europe to take on Inter Milan in Nice five days later in the International Champions Cup. The Blues will then face English Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 1 August before the FA Community Shield pairs them with Manchester City at Wembley on 5 August.
The only pre-season fixture at The Bridge comes two days later on 7 August when French club Olympique Lyonnais are the visitors to SW6.
Chelsea will start their English Premier League campaign on the weekend of 11/12 August with the fixtures set to be released on Thursday.