Chelsea Confirm Date Players Will Return To Cobham For Preseason Testing

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The players are expected to report to Cobham on Wednesday for pre-season testing, as the preparations for the upcoming season get underway.

Players involved at international level over the summer have an extended period of time off, while the likes of Toni Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi have already been back at Cobham as they recover from long-term injuries.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is expected to be appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement before the start of preseason next week.

The Blues will play seven games during preseason ahead of the new campaign as well as the Super Cup against Liverpool in August.

Chelsea will travel to Dublin in Ireland for a training camp which includes games against Bohemians (July 10) and St Patrick’s Athletic (July 13).

After the training camp in Dublin, the Blues will head off to Japan on pre-season tour, where we will face J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale (July 19) before taking on Barcelona (July 23).

After the game against Barcelona, Chelsea will return to UK for a game against Reading (July 28), then travel to Austria to face Salzburg (July 31) before wrapping up that trip with a game against Borussia Monchengladbach (August 3).

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