Chelsea will parade the Champions League trophy in front of Tottenham’s faces during their friendly pre-season preparation
They WILL walk around Tottenham with the European Cup! Chelsea will parade the Champions League trophy in front of Spurs when arch-rivals visit Stamford Bridge for the pre-season friendly in August… two months after the Blues won the final against Porto
- Chelsea will show the Champions League trophy to their fans on August 4
- The Blues will show off the silverware during their pre-season friendly with Spurs
- Tottenham visit Stamford Bridge that evening for a pre-Premier League clash
- The two clubs are part of a friendly three-time tournament with rivals Arsenal
Chelsea will parade with the Champions League trophy they won earlier this year when arch-rivals Tottenham visited Stamford Bridge on August 4 for a pre-season friendly.
The Blues defeated Manchester City in the European final on May 29 to win their second ever edition of the competition, thanks to Kai Havertz’s first-half winner for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
The West Londoners didn’t get their usual trophy parade after winning the trophy due to the coronavirus restrictions in London, but have chosen the game against fierce London rivals Spurs as the perfect opportunity to show the fans to their fans.
Chelsea to show off the Champions League title in a pre-season game with rivals Spurs
Tottenham will visit Stamford Bridge on August 4 for a pre-season friendly with the Blues
A statement from Chelsea about next month’s friendly against Tottenham read: “The Champions League trophy will be paraded in the Stamford Bridge game for the first time since the glorious night in Porto in May.”
So far, not many Chelsea fans have been able to see the Champions League trophy in person, with only 6,000 Blues fans allowed to enter the Estadio do Dragao in Porto for the European final on May 29.
It is the second time the West Londoners have ever taken home the trophy, with their first Champions League win in 2012 – followed the morning after by a parade of more than 200,000 people in West London.
Chelsea were denied a Champions League parade this summer, as they were in 2012, due to Covid rules
The 2012 triumph marked the first time a team from London has ever won the Champions League, with Arsenal and Tottenham failing to win the trophy despite reaching the final of the competition in 2006 and 2019 respectively.
This summer, Chelsea and Spurs will face each other in a pre-season exhibition game as part of the Mind Series, in which Chelsea, Spurs and London rivals Arsenal will compete in a three-time tournament to raise money for mental health.
Each side will play two games each, with Chelsea visiting Arsenal on August 1 and hosting Tottenham three days later.
The Spurs and Arsenal will then compete in a ‘friendly’ derby in North London on August 8.
The Blues take on London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal in a triple pre-season tournamentseason
Arsenal and Spurs face off in a ‘friendly’ derby in North London on August 8 8
The friendlies will be for home fans only, but the London derbies will be played at ‘near capacity’ after lockdown restrictions on stadium capacity are lifted by the UK government on July 19.
Tuchel’s side have already shown glimpses of class as they prepare for the new season, with the Blues side beating Peterborough United 6-1 in a closed-door friendly on Saturday.
Chelsea will also face Bournemouth on Tuesday in their next friendly for the season, with the final match before the start of the Premier League season being the UEFA Super Cup clash with Villarreal on August 11.
The Blues kick off their league season with a visit from Crystal Palace on August 14, while the Spurs, who will face Football League clubs Colchester and MK Dons as part of their pre-season schedule, will kick off against Chelsea a day after Chelsea’s start. Manchester City.