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Sport Chelsea confirm pre-season plans

16:58  13 june  2018
16:58  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic confirm Ciftci departure

  Celtic confirm Ciftci departure Celtic have confirmed that Nadir Ciftci will leave the club at the end of his contract this month. Twitter: #CelticFC can confirm that Nadir Ciftci will be leaving the club on June 30, 2018. All the very best for the fu… https://t.co/AGWP9cy56c (@CelticFC) The club have confirmed that Celtic have decided to end his contract a year earlier than intended and that he will be leaving on June 30th. Ciftci has not played for Celtic in over a year, with his last first-team appearance for the club coming in February 2017. The forward spent the second half of last season on loan to Motherwell, but was only able to net once in 14 appearances, before scoring twice in his final match for the club. Brendan Rodgers feels Ciftci is not in his plans at Celtic and has decided to call an end to his spell with the Scottish champions.

Chelsea will then return to Stamford Bridge to face Fiorentina on August 5, three days before the scheduled start of the new Premier League season . "The tour allows us to prepare fully for the 2015/16 campaign, and I am also pleased to confirm we will be continuing the important work of the

Chelsea will be swapping London for the warmer climates of Australia ahead of the 2018-19 season, after the Blues confirmed plans to return down under. Antonio Conte's men last played in Australia in 2015, when their pre - season plans involved a trip to the Oceanic continent.

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Chelsea have announced changes to their pre-season plans.

Chelsea will kick off their pre-season with a friendly in Australia at the brand new Optus Stadium, as they take on Perth Glory on Monday 23rd July before they compete in the International Champions Cup.

The Blues will play three European International Champions Cup fixtures ahead of the 2018/19 campaign in what will be their fifth time competing in the International Champions Cup, but the first time they compete in Europe.

Chelsea will first face Inter Milan at Nice’s Allianz Riviera Stadium on Saturday 28th July.

Antonio Conte’s side will then travel to Dublin to take on Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 1st August before of course lining up against Manchester City on Sunday 5th August at Wembley in the Community Shield.

Chelsea will then conclude their pre-season by playing host to Ligue 1 side Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 7th August.

Chelsea had previously announced plans to play International Champions Cup fixtures in Poland and Sweden.

Chelsea travel to Huddersfield on the opening day .
Chelsea will travel to Huddersfield Town on the opening day of the new Premier League season. It has been confirmed that Blues will make the trip to David Wagner’s side before facing Arsenal the following week in their first home game of the season. Despite not yet appointing a new manager or confirming the future of head coach Antonio Conte, the Blues will be optimistic about the trip to Huddersfield. Chelsea will be pleased with the opening run of fixtures, with only Arsenal and Liverpool featuring from the top six clubs. Games against Cardiff and Bournemouth in September present the Chelsea boss, should Conte leave the club, a good chance to hit the ground running. The Blues also face a busy, but favourable Christmas period with games against Leicester, Watford and London rivals Crystal Palace.

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