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.

Chelsea hit six in opening pre-season friendly

All 10 outfield players were altered at the start of the second period, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher and Hakim Ziyech among those entering the fray, and it was the Moroccan who enjoyed himself the most after the break.

The 28-year-old netted an impressive hat-trick, the first of which was fired in off the underside of the crossbar following neat play down the left from Baba Rahman. 

Broja then teed him up for a second before he pounced on a loose pass in the box to complete the scoring late on. Prior to that, Broja had also scored as the Blues stepped up the intensity in the second period.

End of term report: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley and Fikayo Tomori’s 2020/21

Ross Barkley Premier League appearances 2020/21

Ross Barkley played two games in the Premier League for Chelsea this season, both of them as a substitute.

Ross Barkley Carabao Cup appearances 2020/21

Ross Barkley made one appearance in the Carabao Cup this season.

Ross Barkley goals 2020/21

Ross Barkley scored one goal for Chelsea this season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek Premier League appearances 2020/21

Ruben Loftus-Cheek played one game in the Premier League for Chelsea this season.

Fikayo Tomori Premier League appearances 2020/21

Fikayo Tomori made one appearance in the Premier League for Chelsea this season.

Fikayo Tomori FA Cup appearances 2020/21

Fikayo Tomori played one game in the FA Cup this season.

Fikayo Tomori Carabao Cup appearances 2020/21

Fikayo Tomori made two appearances in the Carabao Cup this season, both from the start.

Media Watch: Chelsea linked to France international, Cole recalls Mourinho outburst, Robben retires – again

‘He always used to dig me out and he used to dig a few of the others out,’ he says.

‘He had us in after we got beaten at the Nou Camp and he sat down and went through us one by one.

‘He said: “You think you’re a top player? You froze at the Nou Camp you. You’re a French international, you’re supposed to be good.”

‘He went through and he absolutely crucified everyone.

‘He came to me and I thought he’d do me a left hook, he came to me and Duffer (Damien Duff) and said: “You two, OK.”

Chelsea went on to win the tie against Barcelona with a famous home victory and in the podcast, Cole credits Mourinho with changing the attitude at the club and turning us into serial trophy winners.

‘It was a nice football team, and he recognised that, Jose, and said “I want to make these the (most horrible) bunch to play against and everyone’s going to hate me.”

‘The manager spiced it up and we obliged.’

Robben sorry to quit

One of Joe Cole’s team-mates in the back-to-back Premier League title wins of 2005 and 2006, Arjen Robben, has announced the end of his playing career and his club Groningen revealed they had hoped the 37-year-old would continue on for one more season.

Speaking on his club’s official website, Groningen technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus said: ‘It was common knowledge that we really wanted Arjen to stick with it for another year, but we also said that we appreciate and respect every decision made by him.