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EPL: Chelsea confirm pre-season friendly against Arsenal in Orlando

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Chelsea have announced they will be returning to the United States for pre-season games this summer.

The Premier League giants will participate in the FC Series, which is a competition involving top clubs from around the globe.

The Blues will be playing a total of three games, with two of them being against yet to be announced international team.

According to the club’s website, their third game in the States this summer will be against London rivals Arsenal in Orlando.

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The game between the two English juggernauts will take place on Saturday 23rd July.

Chelsea technical and performance advisor Petr Cech said: “We’ve always had a lot of success on our US tours, taking so many fans to the stadiums and giving them the opportunity to see Chelsea FC play live.

“We have a huge fan base in the US that we’ve proudly built, and we’ve seen that fanbase getting bigger and bigger every year. We are delighted to go and play in the FC Series and the Florida Cup, where in total we will have three competitive games to prepare well for our upcoming season and to show what we can do to the American audience.”

Ricardo Villar, CEO of the Florida Cup/FC Series, added: “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of connecting countries across the world through sport. We look forward to delivering a first-class experience to our English visitors with help from our partners locally in Orlando and across North America.”

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