Summer friendlies

Chelsea have arranged their pre-season schedule to start with a match against League 2’s Wycombe Wanderers on 13 July before travelling to Jose Mourinho’s native Portugal for a match against the winners of the Portuguese league, Benfica, on 17 July.

Both games will be shown live on Chelsea TV.

The team will then travel to America on 19 July and play two games against losing Champions League finalists AC Milan.

A 12-day trip to Boston, Washington and New York will also involve a match against a Major League Soccer side.

Chelsea to play DC United? · Update

Chelsea is in negotiations to play DC United during their 12-day trip to America, according to the Washington Post.

Thanks to the DCenters blog for the heads up.

Chelsea confirm US tour dates · Update

Chelsea today [Thursday] announced the three matches on its summer tour to the United States.

Chelsea will play AC Milan twice in what is being billed in the USA as the “World Series of Football”.

In between those two fixtures against the UEFA Champions League finalists, Chelsea will take on the champions of Major League Soccer, DC United, from Washington. Milan will play Chicago Fire in the four-team series.