July (Pre-Season)

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Key Moments Goal

* May 13: John Terry signs a new one-year deal.

* June 13: Chelsea sign Cesc Fabregas from FC Barcelona for £27 million.

* June 18: The announcement of the 2014/2015 Premier League fixtures sees Mourinho start away to newly-promoted Burnley on the opening weekend of the season.

* July 1: Mark Schwarzer signs a new one-year deal to be Chelsea’s third goalkeeper, after Petr Cech and the returning Thibaut Courtois.

* July 15: Chelsea officially sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid for £32 million.

* July 18: Demba Ba leaves Chelsea for Besiktas in a £8 million move.

* July 18: Chelsea raid Atletico Madrid once more, this time for their 28-year-old left-back, Filipe Luis. The Brazilian moves to London in a £16 million move.

* July 25: Chelsea re-sign free agent Didier Drogba. The Ivorian, who has signed a one-year playing contract, will be handed the Number 15 shirt.

* July 30: Romelu Lukaku, the man touted as Drogba’s replacement when signed three years ago, leaves for Everton, where he spent last season on loan, in a permanent transfer for £28 million.

* July 30: Ryan Bertrand, who starred in the Champions League final win in 2012, goes out on loan for the sixth time in his Chelsea career, this time to Southampton.

* Aug 4: Oriol Romeu, who signed a new three-year contract in July, goes out on a season-long loan to Stuttgart.


Blog Posts Goal

25 Jul: Drogba returns

12 Aug: Pre-Season Friendlies


Fixtures (click the score for the Match Reaction) Goal

Wed Jul 16

Wycombe Wanderers

A

5-0

19:45

Matt Bloomfield testimonial, Adams Park

Sat Jul 19

AFC Wimbledon

A

3-2

15:00

Pre-Season Friendly, Cherry Red Records Stadium

Wed Jul 23

RZ Pellets WAC

A

1-1

18:30

Pre-Season Friendly, Klagenfurt Stadium

Sun Jul 27

NK Olimpija Ljubljana

A

2-1

16:15

Pre-Season Friendly, Stozice Stadium

Wed Jul 30

Vitesse Arnhem

A

3-1

18:30

Pre-Season Friendly, Arnhem Stadium

Sun Aug 3

Werder Bremen

A

0-3

16:00

Pre-Season Friendly, Wesser Stadium

Fri Aug 8

Fenerbahçe

A

2-0

19:30

Charity mini-tournament (45-minute match), Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

Fri Aug 8

Besiktas

A

0-1

20:30

Charity mini-tournament (45-minute match), Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

Sun Aug 10

Ferencvaros

A

2-1

19:45

Pre-Season Friendly, Groupama Arena

Tue Aug 12

Real Sociedad

H

2-0

19:45

Pre-Season Friendly, Stamford Bridge