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Cherries to face Chelsea in pre-season


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AFC Bournemouth will take on European champions Chelsea in our final pre-season friendly ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will visit Vitality Stadium on Tuesday 27th July with a 7:45pm kick-off, joining a pre-season schedule that already features matches against Real Balompedica Linense and Granada.

It can be confirmed the game will be played in front of a full-capacity crowd, making it the first game at Vitality Stadium without a limited attendance since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea in February 2020.


Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 15th July at 10am to season ticket holders and 1+ Home, Away and Cup points holders with pricing confirmed as below:

General Admission

£15.00 per adult

£10.00 per concession

£5.00 per under-16

Season Tickets - Exec

£21.00 per adult

£14.00 per concession

£5.00 per under-16

Exec seat holders should contact the ticket office on 01202 726300, option 1.

Due to the anticipated demand for this fixture, we would recommend that tickets are purchased online to avoid wait times. If for any reason this is not possible, the ticket booking line will be open from 10am on 01202 726300 option 1.

Note: You are required to login into your AFC Bournemouth Ticket account to book online so please make sure you have logged in beforehand to ensure everything is working correctly for you. Please contact the ticket office if you are struggling to login and they will be happy to assist in getting you online.

Visiting supporter tickets are available from Chelsea FC directly only.

The club are still awaiting confirmed guidance regarding attendance at matches, which may include adherence to a supporters’ code of conduct and potential other supporter entry requirements.

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