Chelsea says they are expecting a “near capacity crowd” to return to Stamford Bridge for the pre-season friendly against Spurs on August 4.
The Blues are taking part in the Mind Series alongside Tottenham and Arsenal in a triangular tournament early in the month as part of Thomas Tuchel’s preparations for the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Up first is a trip to the Emirates to play the Gunners on August 1 before they welcome fans back to Stamford Bridge for the first time since the club won a historic second Champions League crown three days later.
And if you want to see the action then you can, with tickets going on sale to season ticket holders on July 14 where you can buy your own seal.
Tickets will then go on sale to members on a loyalty points basis on July 16, with STH’s able to purchase an extra two twickets from July 20.
The cost of a ticket will be priced at £30 for adults, £25 for those in the East Stand Upper with a restricted view, and £15 for concession in all parts of the stadium.
£5 from the sale of each match ticket will be donated to Mind and the Chelsea FC Foundation, with 25% donated to Mind and 75% being donated to the Foundation.
Tuchel said of Chelsea’s participation in the tournament: “‘I am pleased that my first pre-season with Chelsea contains such high-level fixtures against such top-quality opponents. Hopefully there can be plenty of fans in the stadiums.
‘Derby matches against Arsenal and Tottenham cannot fail to have a competitive edge, which is what the team needs as we prepare for the season, and knowing the games will benefit charities as important as Mind and our own Foundation adds much value to the series. It is super important that looking after mental health is highlighted at this time in history.”
The Blues are expected to play one pre-season friendly in Ireland later this month before the two matches in London. They will then take on Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup on August 11 before the Premier League campaign gets underway on the 14th with a home game against Crystal Palace.
Source by Football London