Chelsea has confirmed that they will play Arsenal in a preseason encounter in Orlando

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Chelsea has announced that they will play pre-season games in the United States this summer. The Premier League’s heavyweights will compete in the FC Series, which sets top clubs from across the world against one another.

The Blues will play three games in all, two of which will be against an unnamed international squad.

According to the club’s website, the club’s third game in the United States this summer will be against London rivals Arsenal in Orlando.

The match will take place on Saturday, July 23rd, between the two English superpowers.

“On our US tours, we’ve always had a lot of success, bringing a lot of fans to the stadiums and providing them with great entertainment. Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor, Petr Cech, claimed, “the possibility

“We’ve happily created a large fan base in the United States, and we’ve seen that fandom grow year after year.

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We are ecstatic to participate in the FC Series and the Florida Cup, where we will play three competitive games in total to prepare for our next season and demonstrate our abilities to an American audience.” The Florida Cup/FC Series’ CEO, Ricardo Villar, added:

“We are ecstatic to continue our legacy of using sport to bring people from all over the world together. With the aid of our local partners in Orlando and across North America, we look forward to providing a first-class experience to our English tourists.”

Since 2015, the Florida Cup has drawn clubs from all around the world to the state. The FC Series will expand the week-long “Clash of Nations” festival to additional venues in 2022.

On July 20, Arsenal will face Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium in a first-ever encounter between the two clubs.

During the FC Series, Chelsea will headline two further international matches in the United States, on July 16 and 20, with locations and opponents to be revealed. The club will join under new management. The Blues will only travel once the club’s sale has been completed and they are no longer subject to UK government sanctions.

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