The start of 2016 / 2017 season of top European leagues is drawing closer and all the big teams are currently making preparations for the upcoming season with a view to keeping their players in the best possible physical, mental and tactical fitness to be able to challenge for top honours in their respective leagues come next season. Today, we will be taking a look at Chelsea Preseason fixtures 2016.
Part of the preseason preparations by the football clubs is to play a number of high quality football matches which is meant to keep the players in the competition mood. It also helps to see how other teams adapt to the clubs tactic and playing style. It gives the coach and managers opportunity to test different formations and tactics.
The first Chelsea preseason fixture 2016 is a match which happened to be their first match under new manager Antonio Conte. Unfortunately though, the team lost the match 2 : 0 to Rapid viena who was the home team on that day.
Antonio Conte was signed in April to replace Jose Mourinho as the new Chelsea coach. The Italian tactician resumed duty at cobham last week after Guiding to the Italian national team to a the quarter finals of Euro 2016.
Conte lost his first match in charge of Chelsea which came just two days after he resumed duties as chelsea manager but he and his players will be looking to make amends in the upcoming fixtures.
Chelsea is currently training in Austria where they will be playing their second preseason match against RZ Pellets in their second preseason match.
After that match they will be traveling to the USA to take part in the International Champions Cup (ICC) in which they will be playing against the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and AC Milan respectively.
After taking part in the international champions cup(ICC) in the USA, Chelsea will come back to England before making a short trip to Germany to take on Weder Bremen in what is meant to be the last Chelsea 2016 preseason fixture before their 2016 / 2017 season opener against Westham United at Stamford Bridge.
Below is a quick summary of Chelsea preseason fixtures 2016 in detail with dates, time and preseason match venues.
All the football faithfuls and mostly Chelsea faithfuls(fans) should take not of the dates, times and match venues. I know that you do not want to miss out on any of the actions as you get the chance to see the tactics employed by Antonio Conte the master tactician.
Having made a couple of decent signings in the current transfer window which has seen Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante sign for the club. This 2016 Chelsea preseason is a good chance to see these new players in action for the club for the very first time.
Leave your thoughts and questions below in the comment box. Lets hear what you think is Chelsea’s chances of winning the premier league next season after making these decent signings and a good preseason too.