Chelsea travel to Ireland

In common with back at base in Surrey, it was sunny weather that greeted Tuchel, his players and his staff and they will be quickly down to work with a training session planned for later in the day. There are plenty more to follow. We will be reporting here on the activity in what is the boss’s first pre-season in charge at Chelsea.

Yesterday, ticket details were announced for a pre-season game away at Bournemouth which takes place next Tuesday evening.

That will be followed by our two London derby matches in the Mind Series, away at Arsenal and at home to Tottenham. At the match at Stamford Bridge, the Champions League trophy will be paraded for the first time since the glorious night in Porto back in May.

Click for latest ticket details for the Mind Series meeting with Spurs
 

Ticket update for The Mind Series fixture against Tottenham Hotspur

Tickets will now be available as follows:

Monday 19 July from 8pm: Season ticket holders who have not already purchased a ticket can purchase one ticket per person.

Members who have 10 loyalty points and not already purchased a ticket can purchase one ticket per person.

Tuesday 20 July: Season ticket holders can purchase an extra three tickets (maximum of four in total).

Members who have 10 loyalty points or more can purchase an extra three tickets (maximum of four per person).

New members or members with less than 10 loyalty points cannot purchase tickets for this match.

£5 from the sale of each match ticket will be donated to Mind and the Chelsea FC Foundation, with 25% of this amount being donated to Mind and 75% being donated to the Chelsea FC Foundation*. Each organisation will use its donation to further its charitable and community activities.

The Champions of Europe will also be returning to our home stadium for the first time since that night in Porto in May, and they’ll be bringing the trophy with them. Secure your tickets to see the European Cup back at Stamford Bridge!

Gallery: Blues start the week off strong

The group were once again put through their paces by Thomas Tuchel following our 6-1 friendly win against Peterborough United at Cobham on Saturday. 

Among those present were goalscorers Armando Broja, who penned a new five-year deal yesterday, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic, with the focus on building fitness after those positive weekend performances.

Take a look at all the best images from today’s session below!

Tickets together: Crystal Palace league and Bournemouth pre-season ticket news

Tuesday 20 July from 10am until Wednesday 21 July 5pm: Supporters on the UK away scheme can purchase one ticket.

Scheme holders who purchase during this period will also be able to purchase a maximum of 10 tickets in one transaction. This allows scheme holders to sit with the supporters they usually sit with at away matches.

We will allocate the UK away scheme 500 temporary loyalty points that will be removed at 5pm Wednesday 21 July.

Tickets will be sold to season ticket holders and members based on 2019/20 loyalty points.

Thursday 22 July from 10am until 11.30am: Tickets will be sold to season ticket holders on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Wednesday 21 July.

Thursday 22 July from 12pm until 1.30pm: Tickets will be sold to season ticket holders on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Wednesday 21 July.

Thursday 22 July from 2pm until 3.30pm: Tickets will be sold to season ticket holders on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Wednesday 21 July.

Thursday 22 July from 4pm: Tickets will be sold to season ticket holders on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Wednesday 21 July.

Friday 23 July from 10am until 11.30am: Tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Thursday 22 July.

Friday 23 July from 12pm until 1.30pm: Tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Thursday 22 July.

Friday 23 July from 2pm until 3.30pm: Tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Thursday 22 July.

Friday 23 July from 4pm: Tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty-point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Thursday 22 July.

Non-disabled supporters can apply online only at the relevant on sales period detailed above.

Disabled Supporters Application Process

Supporters who are registered disabled can apply by downloading the away disabled ticket application form which can be found by clicking here.

Disabled supporters can submit this application form on the relevant sales period detailed above to access@chelseafc.com


Allocation


We have received an allocation of 1294 tickets which includes and allocation of 11 non-ambulant and 11 personal assistant tickets.

Ambulant tickets will be taken from the main allocation.

Coach Travel

Coach travel to the Vitality Stadium will be on sale at 10am on Tuesday 20 July.

Coaches (including a wheelchair accessible coach) will depart Stamford Bridge at 3pm.

Coaches will be priced at £10

Applications for the coach travel will go off sale at 5pm on Friday 23 July.

Please note that all timings are estimated and will be confirmed on your final itinerary sent via email three to five days before travel.

Supporters can click here to purchase or call on 0333 230 9115.

Supporters should only book travel if they have a valid match ticket.

Disabled Parking

Should any supporters require a disabled parking space please contact AFC Bournemouth directly by using the contact details below:
Email – disablity@afcb.co.uk
Phone – 01202 726311

Dispatching of tickets

Tickets will be posted out via first-class post. 

Supporters who do not receive their tickets by post should email the ticket office on Tuesday 27 July before 5pm.


Loyalty points

Supporters will receive NO loyalty points for this match.

Opening times

The ticket office opening times can be found by clicking here.

Please note the ticket office windows and telephone lines are closed. Supporters wishing to make an enquiry should email:

Ticket office tickets@chelseafc.com
Disabled supporter’s office access@chelseafc.com

Ticket prices

Tickets for this match are priced as follows:

Adult/Ambulant Adult £15
Under 21s/Ambulant Under 21s £10
Overs 65s/Ambulant Over 65s £10
Full-time Student*/Ambulant Full-time Student* £10
Under 16s/Ambulant Under 16s £5
Non-Ambulant £5
Personal Assistant Free of Charge

*With valid proof of concession status to be produced on the turnstile, needs a photo and valid expiry date.

AFC Bournemouth do not allow supporters under the age of 13 to be unaccompanied in the stadium.

Other Information for Disabled Supporters

The DC Lounge is open to both home and away disabled supporters pre-match. The DC Lounge is based on the ground floor and first floor in the East Stand for the use of disabled supporters only. This offers Sky/BT Sport TV and a refreshment service, and a great opportunity for supporters to socialise before the match. There are also two accessible toilets.
 

Marc Guehi to join Crystal Palace

He made 45 appearances during 2020/21 as the Welsh side reached the Championship play-off final, where they were edged out by Brentford 2-0 at Wembley.

Guehi was relied upon heavily by Swans boss Steve Cooper, his former international youth-team coach. Despite being born in the Ivory Coast, Guehi has been capped at youth level by England and was part of the Under-17 side that lifted the World Cup in 2018, netting in a 5-2 final victory over Spain.

The defender enjoyed plenty of success during his time in the Chelsea Academy as Jody Morris’s Under-18s side completed a remarkable quadruple in 2018. The teenager netted at significant moments including in our Youth Cup victories over West Brom, Tottenham and Arsenal – the latter coming in our 7-1 aggregate win in the final.

Guehi will now move to Selhurst Park and link up with new Eagles boss Patrick Vieira. We wish Marc well for the future and thank him for his contributions at Chelsea.

New deal for Broja

The young striker, who will turn 20 in September, spent last season on loan in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, where he made 34 appearances. His 11 goals helped the Dutch side to a fourth-place finish and the final of the KNVB Cup, in which they were beaten by Ajax, and ensured he finished the campaign as one of the top-scoring teenagers in Europe.

Prior to that maiden loan move, the Albanian international made his senior Chelsea debut in March 2020, coming off the bench in a Premier League encounter with Everton that proved to be our last action before football’s suspension due to Covid-19. Broja has been on the books with the Blues since the end of his Under-9 season, always playing as an attacker and scoring goals throughout his rise up the ranks at Cobham.

The Chelsea 2020/21 international round-up

Caps won while with Chelsea (players who completed the 2020/21 season at the club)
Christensen (Denmark) 47, Kante (France) 42, Giroud (France) 41, Moses (Nigeria) 34, Azpilicueta (Spain) 29, Batshuayi (Belgium) 28, Rudiger (Germany) 28, Jorginho (Italy) 27, Ampadu (Wales) 26, Baba (Ghana) 23, Kovacic (Croatia) 23, Miazga (USA) 21, Mount (England) 21, Emerson (Italy) 19, Pulisic (USA) 15, Werner (Germany) 13, Barkley (England) 11, Havertz (Germany) 11, Arrizabalaga (Spain) 10, Loftus-Cheek (England) 10, Thiago Silva (Brazil) 9, Zappacosta (Italy) 9, Zouma (France) 8, James (England) 7, Van Ginkel (Netherlands) 7, Ziyech (Morocco) 7, Abraham (England) 6, Broja (Albania) 6, Caballero (Argentina) 5, Alonso (Spain) 3, Chilwell (England) 3, Gilmour (Scotland) 3, Hudson-Odoi (England) 3, Mendy (Senegal) 3, McClelland (Northern Ireland) 1, Tomori (England) 1

International goals while with Chelsea (players who completed the 2020/21 season at the club)

Batshuayi (Belgium) 19, Giroud (France) 17, Moses (Nigeria) 12, Pulisic (USA) 7, Jorginho (Italy) 5, Werner (Germany) 5, Barkley (England) 4, Havertz (Germany) 4, Mount (England) 4, Ziyech (Morocco) 3, Christensen (Denmark) 2, Kovacic (Croatia) 2, Abraham (England) 1, Azpilicueta (Spain) 1, Baba (Ghana) 1, Kante (France) 1, Miazga (USA) 1, Rudiger (Germany) 1, Zouma (France) 1

Top all-time international appearances
Caps won while with Chelsea
Lampard (England) 104, Cech (Czech Republic) 91, Ivanovic (Serbia) 83, Terry (England) 78, Desailly (France) 74, Drogba (Ivory Coast) 74, Hazard (Belgium) 74, Mikel (Nigeria) 73, Willian (Brazil) 68, Courtois (Belgium) 65, Carvalho (Portugal) 57, A Cole (England) 55, Cahill (England) 54, Omeruo (Nigeria) 52, Kalou (Ivory Coast) 50, Malouda (France) 50

‘It’s a big step to being safe’ – Tuchel on getting his Covid-19 vaccine at Stamford Bridge

‘If this is possible, it would be the first time that it’s a full stadium. We had a great experience against Leicester and we could feel what difference it will make to our sport and to the game.

‘We can’t wait to experience it again but we have a long pre-season to go and there’s quite a lot of days in between.’

There are, in fact, 28 days to wait before the Blues return home for our Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. For those who are yet to be vaccinated, or who are waiting for a second dose, that is plenty of time to act in order to protect yourself, your family and the Chelsea community prior to the big kick-off.

Hands was proud to see the efforts being made in his local constituency and praised the impact of football to make a positive difference.

‘It’s really important because both Hammersmith and Chelsea, and Kensington and Chelsea, the two local boroughs, have two of the lowest uptake rates across the country,’ he said.

Giroud’s thanks for special moments in blue

The 34-year-old took to Twitter after his switch to the San Siro was announced to pay tribute to his former colleagues and supporters at Stamford Bridge.

‘To all the Blues, to my team-mates, to all my coaches, to the whole club, a huge thank you for these special moments,’ he said on social media.