The Premier League have confirmed the 2019-20 season will start on August 10 with the summer transfer Deadline Day to take place on August 8.
The transfer window for the coming summer window is due to close at 5pm on Thursday, August 8, with the new campaign beginning two days later. Clubs have voted for this to be the new pattern in the Premier League and it will officially kick off ahead of next season.
The opening game of the season will be confirmed when the fixture list for the 2019-20 season is released in June.
However, the big question remains if Chelsea will meet up with this deadline. Chelsea have had a recent habit of not making moves in time to buy players and only end up in panic buys just before the close of the transfer window.
Just last summer, Chelsea had to pay over the odds to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao after the Blues were unable to sign a new goalkeeper in time for the new season with Thibaut Courtois bent on leaving for Real Madrid.
In the 2014/15 season, Chelsea won the Premier League under Jose Mourinho, and a hallmark of that season’s success was the manner Chelsea handled the transfer window. Jose signed Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas on time as his two major buys of the transfer window with all his buys partaking in pre-season, and the Blues went on to win the league in style.
Since then, Chelsea’s transfers have been far from impressive, and the board must now learn from its recent lapses to solve the problem of transfers on time ahead of the next season.