Thomas Tuchel and his team will return to the field today in their first pre-season game while we are still awaiting first summer signing for the German tactician.
Chelsea take on Peterborough United in their first pre-season friendly at Cobham on Saturday by 11:00am behind closed doors in preparation for the 2021/22 premier league season
After returning last week to Cobham, Thomas Tuchel’s side’s preparations for the upcoming season will begin on Saturday to Championship opposition.
They will welcome Peterborough to Cobham for their first friendly of pre-season, with first-team players expected to be involved at the weekend.
The details of Saturday’s friendly have been provided by The Score Nigeria
Kick Off Time
Chelsea vs Peterborough United will be played at the Cobham Training Centre (Chelsea Training Ground) on Saturday, 17 July with Kick Off by 11:00am (UK)
Where to Watch: The game will be played behind closed doors and won’t be available to watch.
Live Coverage for the Match
Follow Chelsea on twitter for the live coverage of the pre-season friendly match against Peterborough United.
Chelsea preseason game starts with a closed-doors friendly against Peterborough United, whom we last played in the EFL (Checkatrade) Trophy in 2019 with the Development (U23) Squad and in the 3rd round of the FA Cup in 2017 with the first-team.
Unfortunately, this match will not be televised nor will it be streamed live, which is a bit strange in these modern times, and a chance missed to showcase to the fans some of the lesser seen players of the first-team and Loan Army, not to mention a few promising youngsters. Hopefully at least highlights will be available at some point after the game.
Date and venue
Date / Time: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11.00 BST; 6am EDT; 3:30pm IST
Venue: Cobham Training Centre, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey
On TV: none
Chelsea team news:
At last official count, there are 28 players involved in training at the moment, many of whom are unlikely to be staying with the team as we move closer to the start of the season, which is now less than a month away. A few of them have played against Peterborough in one of those two games mentioned above, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek (in the 4-1 FA Cup win) and Conor Gallagher, Tino Anjorin, Ike Ugo as well goalkeeper Jamie Cumming in the Checkatrade Trophy last-16 3-1 defeat. Marc Guéhi also played in that game, but he now looks to be on his way to Crystal Palace. Billy Gilmour and Juan Castillo also featured, but they have already left on loan for this season.
One would assume players who are trying to convince Thomas Tuchel of their qualities would be the most motivated to put in a good performance, even against lower league opposition. Chelsea are expected to depart for training camp in Dublin soon after this game, and presumably the numbers we take along will be limited.
Peterborough United team news:
Managed by Darren Ferguson, Sir Alex Ferguson’s son, Peterborough finished second in League One (third division) last season and earned promotion back to the Championship after a nearly decade-long absence. Their preseason started a couple weeks before Chelsea’s, and this will be their third friendly, after 8-0 and 4-0 victories over non-league sides Bedford Town and Stamford AFC (no relation to Stamford Bridge), respectively.
Don’t forget to follow Chelsea Official on Twitter to catch the update on the match.