The Blues will be back in training ahead of the pre-season tour in the second week of July, The Athletic claims.
However, due to the Covid-19 concerns, the Blues will not travel abroad and will remain on the British isles for the whole of the pre-season.
Moreover, the manager Thomas Tuchel will be preparing his team to start out strong as the first games might be very important for their title charge.
“Tuchel isn’t going to take it easy on the squad during the pre-season,” a source told The Athletic. “He wants to make sure they are flying for the start of the season so that they are ready from the outset. It is a really tough start. Chelsea can’t afford to be slow out of the blocks.”
Chelsea’s season, meanwhile, starts on August 11 with the UEFA Super Cup clash against Villarreal in Belfast. While the first five Premier League games are set to be a cracker as the Blues battle the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham, as well as Aston Villa and Man City at home.
As a result, Chelsea agreed to play pre-season friendlies against Arsenal and Tottenham and the manager is said to be excited about them.
The first match will be held on August 1st, with Arsenal hosting the Blues at the Emirates at 15.00 BST. Three days later it will be time for Chelsea to have Tottenham as visitors at Stamford Bridge, with kickoff set to 19.45. The last match will be a North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at the New White Hart Lane on August 8th, at 14.00
But that most of the first-team players will be given a three-week rest after the end of Euro 2020 and Copa America, so it might not be until the end of July when Tuchel will be able to count on the whole squad.