Chelsea’s Development Squad have confirmed that all three of their Premier League International Cup fixtures at the EBB Stadium during November and December will be free for all supporters.
The Blues host Feyenoord Rotterdam on Tuesday 29 November, with GNK Dinamo Zagreb visiting on Friday 16 December and Swansea City on Thursday 22 December. All matches kick-off at 7.05pm.
The tournament, now in its third year, has been increased to 24 participants for 2016-17, to give homegrown players the chance to test themselves against the best young players in the continent and adapt to the demands and different styles of domestic and European football
Holders Villareal return to defend the title they won in May at Millwall’s New Den, by beating Jong PSV 4-2 after extra-time, and are joined by Benfica, Athletic Club Bilbao, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Hertha Berlin, Porto, PSV Eindhoven, Sparta Prague, Valencia and Wolfsburg as the European entrants for 2016-17.
The English contingent is completed by Aston Villa, Derby County, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Reading, Sunderland and Swansea City.
All teams will play three group stage matches before progressing to a knock-out phase. Teams competing in the Premier League International Cup will be made up of Under-23 players, aside from a maximum of three outfield players and the goalkeeper, who can be born before 1 January 1993. All matches are played in England.
Current Chelsea fixtures confirmed for the EBB Stadium are:
Monday 22 August, 7.05pm: Liverpool (Premier League 2)
Monday 24 October, 7.05pm: Derby County (Premier League 2)
Tuesday 29 November, 7.05pm: CFC v Feyenoord, (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Friday 9 December, 7.05pm: Manchester United (Premier League 2)
Friday 16 December, 7.05pm: GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Thursday 22 December, 7.05pm: Swansea City (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Friday 3 February, 7.05pm: Reading (Premier League 2)
Friday 17 February, 7.05pm: Manchester City (Premier League 2)
Friday 7 April, 7.05pm: Sunderland (Premier League 2)
Friday 21 April, 7.05pm: Everton (Premier League 2)