Chelsea will make the short journey from west to north London on Sunday afternoon to face Arsenal in the Mind Series mini-tournament at the Emirates Stadium.
This is the first of two games for the Blues in the preseason tournament, where they will also face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge in their second outing, and their last preseason game before their 2021 campaign begins. 22. on 11 August against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.
Three days later, they will be back in action, kicking off their Premier League season with a home game against their London counterpart Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
A 2-1 loss to Hibernian opened Arsenal’s pre-season preparations before they drew 2-2 against another Scottish team, the Rangers.
Since then, the Gunners have won their previous two games in the preseason, with 4-1 victories against Millwall and Watford.
Chelsea has started their preseason 100% to prepare for the new season. Thomas Tuchel’s side thrashed Peterborough United 6-1 at Cobham and then rallied from a zero deficit to beat AFC Bournemouth 2-1 on Tuesday night at Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from half-time substitutes Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo.