Quick Bit: Chelsea are heading to the USA for 2022 preseason as a new era of ownership begins. Here is their full squad and tour schedule.

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With new ownership in place, Chelsea can now look forward to the new campaign and the summer transfer window with greater clarity.

It is anticipated that new owner Todd Boehly will be heavily active in the transfer market this summer. Raheem Sterling has arrived from Manchester City and Kalidou Koulibaly has joined from Napoli, with further additions expected.

Chelsea will be heading to the United States for preseason, where they will play games against Club America, Charlotte FC and Arsenal.

Here is how their preseason is shaping up and who is in their squad.

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Chelsea preseason squad list 2022

The club announced a list of 29 players who will be traveling to the United States for its July preseason tour. Eight 2021/22 loanees will be part of the squad, including Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour, while Armando Broja will join up with the team in the USA.

The notable absences are N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who will “not be traveling due to their COVID-19 vaccination status” according to the club. A positive sign for Chelsea is that Ben Chilwell is in the group as he closes in on a return to action following a long-term injury.

Manager Thomas Tuchel is also assessing some of Chelsea’s highly rated youngsters including Harvey Vale and Teddy Sharman-Lowe. The likes of Charlie Webster, Lewis Hall, and Dujon Sterling didn’t make the cut for the trip to the USA. Goalkeeper Jamie Cumming, 22, was recently loaned to Milton Keynes Dons in League One.

It’s also worth highlighting that as per the official team roster, Kenedy is listed as a defender and not a left midfielder or winger.

Chelsea travel roster (USA tour)

Goalkeepers (4): Kepa Arrizabalaga Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy, Teddy Sharman-Lowe

Defenders (11): Marcos Alonso, Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Reece James, Kenedy, Emerson Palmieri, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva

Midfielders (7): Ross Barkley, Conor Gallagher, Billy Gilmour, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Harvey Vale

Wingers/Forwards (7): Tino Anjorin, Michy Batshuayi, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech

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Chelsea preseason fixtures 2022

Chelsea will kick off its preseason action in the USA, followed by a stop in Italy one week before the kickoff of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Stadium (City)

Sun, July 17

Club America
Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, USA)
FS Series Clash of Nations
2-1 W
Thur, July 21
Charlotte FC
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, USA)
FS Series Clash of Nations

Sat, July 23
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, USA)
Florida Cup

Fri, July 29
Stadio Friuli (Udine, Italy)
Club Friendly

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Chelsea preseason tour and results 2022

Chelsea 2-1 Club America

Chelsea got preseason up and running with a narrow victory over Club America in Las Vegas. A Reece James own goal levelled the scores after Timo Werner’s opener early in the second half, but Mason Mount struck in the closing stages to seal the win over the Mexican side.

1st Half: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) — Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah — Ben Chilwell, Ross Barkley, Conor Gallagher, Kenedy — Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech.

2md Half: Marcus Bettinelli (GK) — Reece James, Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta — Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Emerson Palmieri — Timo Werner, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Pulisic.

Charlotte FC vs. Chelsea

Date: Thursday, July 21Time: 12 a.m. BST (July 21) / 7 p.m. ET (July 20) / 9 a.m. AEST (July 21)

Chelsea head to North Carolina to take on Major League Soccer side Charlotte FC at the Bank of America Stadium. Charlotte FC is the newest expansion team in MLS, kicking off play in February.

The Blues previously played in the city of Charlotte, taking on Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2015, watched by over 60,000 spectators in the same stadium.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal

Date: Saturday, July 23Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 5 a.m. AEST (July 24)

Chelsea will play London rivals Arsenal in a match that will be held at Camping World Stadium in Florida.

Both sides will go head-to-head to win the so-called ‘Florida Cup’, in what will be a unique opportunity for stateside Blues and Gunners supporters to see their teams compete in a derby.

Udinese vs. Chelsea

Date: Friday, July 29Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 5 a.m. AEST (July 30)

Chelsea face Udinese in Italy in a final friendly in July. The two teams met in preseason 21 years ago, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scoring and being sent off in a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea in Premier League 2022/23: TV channels, live streams

TV channel
Sky Sports, BT Sport
USA Network, Telemundo, Universo

NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime
fuboTV, Peacock
Optus Sport

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.

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