Ahead of the new campaign, Chelsea will start their pre-season of the summer against Championship side Peterborough United on Saturday.
Chelsea vs Peterborough game is likely to be played at the Cobham training ground behind closed doors. This will be the first match for the Blues since they beat Manchester City in the Champions League finals to lift the trophy last season.
Tuchel will have a very experimental squad to choose from with none of his international players, who make up a vast majority of his first-team squad, available to him.
He currently has 29 players around, so not an insignificant number by any stretch, and it will be the first match chance for some players to state their case for inclusion in the Premier League squad.
#CFC’s first game of pre-season will take place this weekend behind closed doors. They will be playing Championship side Peterborough United.— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) July 13, 2021