We will play Chelsea in a pre-season friendly at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing this summer.

Our first meeting with our London rivals outside the UK will take place on Saturday, July 22.

This will be our second trip to Beijing and our third visit to China in recent years - we faced Manchester City at the Bird’s Nest in 2012 and Hangzhou Greentown in 2011.

* Please be aware this is not our full and final pre-season schedule. We are still working on other games which will be announced in due course.

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4 Feb 2017