Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino is taking a 29-man squad to the United States of America for our pre-season tour.
The Blues will head Stateside today with our first destination across the pond being North Carolina, ahead of our meeting with Wrexham in Chapel Hill. After our opening fixture against the League Two outfit, we have three matches in the new Premier League Summer Series.
Those games will be held in three different locations (Philadelphia, Atlanta and Landover), each seeing us face fellow English top-flight opponents: Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Fulham.
The tour will end in Chicago, with a game against German side Borussia Dortmund. This game will be free to watch on the Chelsea app and website, wherever you are in the world.
Confirmation of our squad means Blues debuts could potentially be handed to Christopher Nkunku, Andrey Santos, Nicolas Jackson and Malo Gusto on Wednesday when we face Wrexham. That match is free to watch on the Chelsea app and website, too.
Reece James reported feeling unwell this morning so is not travelling as a precaution. He will join up with the squad as soon as he’s better.
Wesley Fofana has also not travelled due to a knee injury, which is currently being assessed. Marcus Bettinelli, Benoit Badiashile and Armando Broja will too remain at Cobham as they continue their respective recoveries from injury.
Chelsea’s pre-season squad in full
Dujuan Richards (training only)
Supporters should note that during pre-season, the shirt numbers worn by all players may not be representative of their finalised squad numbers for the 2023/24 campaign. Further detail on this will be provided in due course.