Read what Tuchel has to say about Chelsea’s pre-season fixtures against Arsenal and Tottenham

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Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will start their pre-season by taking part in The Mind Series this summer, in a bid to support better mental health.

Mind is UK’s leading mental health charity, and funds raised from the series will be split between Mind and the respective club Foundations, to support mental health and wellbeing in communities both at home and overseas.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he’s pleased with starting the season with such high profile games.

He said: “I am pleased that my first pre-season with Chelsea contains such high-level fixtures against such top-quality opponents. Hopefully there can be plenty of fans in the stadiums.

“Derby matches against Arsenal and Tottenham cannot fail to have a competitive edge, which is what the team needs as we prepare for the season, and knowing the games will benefit charities as important as Mind and our own Foundation adds much value to the series. It is super important that looking after mental health is highlighted at this time in history.”

See the fixture schedule below

Arsenal vs Chelsea – Sunday 1 August – Emirates Stadium – 3pm kick-off

Chelsea vs Tottenham – Wednesday 4 August – Stamford Bridge – 7.45pm

Tottenham vs Arsenal – Sunday 8 August – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – 2pm kick-off

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