Chelsea pre-season schedule released as fans await Lampard’s arrival

Chelsea have released their finalised pre-season schedule, confirming where Frank Lampard’s first game in charge of the club will take place.  

The Blues are in talks to make Lampard their new boss after being given permission to speak to their former midfielder by current club Derby.

He is expected to take charge in the coming days and the 41-year-old now knows where his managerial debut for the Blues will take place.

The London club will kick off their summer schedule by heading across the Irish Sea to take on Bohemians at Dalymount Park on July 10.

Dalymount Park has a capacity of just 4,227, meaning it is unlikely many Chelsea fans will get the chance to watch the historic game live.

Bohemians are currently third in the League of Ireland Premier Division, which runs from February to October.

Lampard’s men will then play fellow Irish side St Patrick’s at their Richmond Park stadium on July 13 before heading into games against Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, Reading and RB Salzburg. 

Their final game will be against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany on August 3, eight days before their Premier League opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford.


July 10: Bohemians (A)

July 13: St Patrick’s (A)

July 19: Kawasaki Frontale (A)

July 23: Barcelona (Japan)

July 28: Reading (A)

July 31: RB Salzburg (A)

August 3: B Monchengladbach (A)

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