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Two of Chelsea league games to be played in October have now been rescheduled.
The month starts with a midweek Champions League group game before we travel to St Mary’s to take on Southampton in the Premier League. This game against the Saints have now been shifted and will now take place on Sunday 6 October with kick off at 2pm.
After the international break in October, Chelsea will then host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge – a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 19 October.
Another Champions League clash will follow, and the Blues will conclude the month of October with a trip to Burnley on Saturday 26, with a new kick-off time of 5.30pm. Both televised games will be screened on Sky Sports.
Chelsea return to the Champions League for the 2019/20 season and the Blues will discover our Champions League group stage opponents and fixture dates when the draw is made in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.
New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is getting set for his first Premier League season as a manager, and Lampard must have been impressed with what he has seen in his team’s performance. Chelsea have won 4 out of 6 pre-season games, and the players have impressed massively.
Speaking after the game against RB Salzburg, Lampard revealed that he was impressed with the team’s performance, highlighting Chelsea’s attack as a positive, before also admitting that the defence must be worked on.
Lampard said after the game: “Some really good play from us, some good goals, good combinations.
“Great attacking of the line from front men and wingers, which is a huge thing for me, and obviously conceding some goals with some sloppy moments from us.
“Big positives in the way we played, this was a tough match for us against a team that is in-season and play with a high press.
“They tested us on the ball, we succeed at times and not at other times but I am pleased generally. Conceding in pre-season is something you don’t want to do but it is not the worst as it gives you things to address before the business starts.”