Chelsea’s month ahead: what to look forward to in August

We can also expect to find out our Carabao Cup third round opponents late in August, with the date for the draw to be confirmed.

Open training

Also in August is an open training session at Stamford Bridge, now on the morning of Wednesday 18 August. Season ticket holders and members can get a ticket for free here.

Women warm up

With plenty of players at the Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo, Chelsea Women’s season doesn’t start until September. However, they do have a couple of friendlies lined up this month, starting with the game at Arsenal tomorrow, taking place before the men’s contest, and also at the Emirates. Kick-off is 12.15pm.

Then, on Thursday 12 August, Emma Hayes’s side will play Rangers at their training centre. The game is behind closed doors, but will be available to watch for free on our website, YouTube channel, Facebook page and the 5th Stand App, from 7.25pm that night.

Academy action begins

The new campaign does get underway for our development squad and Under-18s. These are the fixtures they have to look forward to:

Development squad