Chelsea announce further pre-season friendly against Inter Milan

Vaishali Bhardwaj
Evening Standard
Friendlies | Chelsea will play Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Singapore this summer: AFP/Getty Images
Friendlies | Chelsea will play Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Singapore this summer: AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea have announced a third pre-season friendly match this summer which will see Antonio Conte's side take on Italian club Inter Milan.

Chelsea are already set to face German giants Bayern Munich in Singapore on Tuesday 25 July, three days after they take on London rivals Arsenal in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.

The Blues have today confirmed they will then face Inter Milan on Saturday 29 July, also in Singapore's 55,000-capacity National Stadium.

Speaking about playing Inter in Singapore - the last time Chelsea travelled to Asia for pre-season was in 2015 - Blues manager Conte said: "I am very happy we have our pre-season tour plans for next season in place.

"Travelling to Singapore will give us excellent facilities to play and train, and we will face strong opposition. This is all good for my team and will help us to prepare for the next season.

"More importantly, I know Chelsea has millions of passionate fans in the region. I am looking forward to meeting them and I think we will play two exciting matches for them."

This summer's tour in Asia will be the sixth time in 10 years Chelsea have visited the region to prepare for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Chelsea pre-season fixtures:

Chelsea vs Arsenal

Saturday 22 July

Kick-off time: TBC

Beijing Bird's Nest

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich

Tuesday 25 July

Kick off: 8.05pm

Singapore National Stadium

Chelsea vs Inter Milan

Saturday 29 July

Kick off: 7.35pm

Singapore National Stadium


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