Chelsea have big plans to take Christian Pulisic to the United States for a pre-season tour which will see them visit at least four states.
Beginning with a training camp in Los Angeles, California, they will play a series of high profile fixtures in some of the biggest stadiums in the country.
Finally, after signing for the club in 2019, the US Men’s national team captain will be able to line up for the Blues in his home country with the pandemic having delayed plans to do so.
Chelsea pre-season 2022-23 fixtures & results
Thomas Tuchel will ask his players to return for pre-season on 2 July with his international players coming back a week later on 9 July.
There will be a week-long pre-season training camp at UCLA’s world-class sporting facilities, where the Blues have trained in years gone by and which were a personal favourite of former coach Jose Mourinho.
Afterward, the matches will begin and they will travel to Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium to open their pre-season with a match against Mexican giants Club America.
They will then travel across the country to North Carolina and Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium to face the MLS side. It will be followed by a match in Orlando against London rivals Arsenal in the Camping World Stadium.
|Jul 16||Club America||Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas|
|Jul 20||Charlotte||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte|
|Jul 23||Arsenal vs Chelsea||Camping World Stadium, Orlando|
Chelsea are due to raise the curtain on their competitive season on August 6, 2022, when they take on Everton in their opening Premier League game of the campaign. They should be well rested from their tour exploits, which are set to conclude on July 23.
A week later, they will contest a London derby against Tottenham, with a crunch showdown against rivals Leeds to follow seven days after.