Chelsea U21 and U18 friendlies arranged

Chelsea’s Under-18s, who won the league and FA Youth Cup last season, will play QPR during pre-season, while the Blues’ development side’s summer campaign will include a friendly at Northwood.

Chelsea’s development side will return to action in a game at Northwood on 14 July – a match being played in memory of Pete Barry.

Barry, who died in 2016, was a scout for Chelsea and his son Ian is Northwood chairman.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for under-16s, with the proceeds being donated to charity.

Chelsea’s development side will also play at Woking on Wednesday 18 July, kick-off 7.45pm (£10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with under-16s admitted for free), and Sutton United on Saturday 21 July.

They will then travel to Portugal to face FC Porto on Saturday 28 July and their pre-season will conclude with a game against Stoke City on Saturday 4 August at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.

Cobham will also be the venue for Under-18 friendlies against QPR and Crystal Palace, the dates for which have not been confirmed.

They will be played after the Blues’ Under-18s face Oxford United on Monday 16 July at the Meadowbank Stadium in Dorking, where kick-off will be at 7pm and entry will be free.