Chelsea supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking ahead to their pre-season tour of Asia as the squad returns to training on Monday.
It is that time of year again, clubs’ preparations for the new season is about to begin, as Premier League teams travel the globe to improve squad fitness, team unity and perhaps most importantly their global shirt sales.
Once more, Chelsea will be competing in the International Champions Cup and are preparing for three fixtures in Asia, the first of which will be against Arsenal in Beijing on the 22nd of July.
In fact, the Blues will face Arsenal twice in the pre-season period. They play for the second time on the 6th of August in the Community Shield at Wembley, where the Blues will be hoping to improve on their 2-1 defeat in the FA Cup final to the same opponents.
The weeks ahead of the new season give the entire squad a fresh chance to firmly work their way into the manger’s thoughts and, with that in mind, our landlord has illustrated two players that need to impress Conte on their pre-season tour…