July (Pre-Season)

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Chelsea’s 2012/2013 pre-season preparations were mixed, as even though an assured 4-2 win kick-started Chelsea’s tour of America, drab 1-1 draws and consecutive losses rounded off a dismal couple of weeks.

Back home, Chelsea failed to really give their fans a good show by the Brighton seaside, with fitness levels still startling low, and with players not gelling as a group, due to the interruptions of the European Championships and the Olympics.

New signings in Eden Hazard and Marin were given some decent game time, whilst Oscar played no part in the pre-season matches.

The first silverware up for grabs went to Manchester City as Chelsea were still getting to grips in this new era, with the 10 men beaten narrowly 3-2 by a compotent Manchester City side, who surely will be favourites once again for the league crown.

Wed Jul 18

Seattle Sounders

N

4-2

01:30

World Football Challenge, Seattle

Sun Jul 22

Paris Saint-Germain

N

1-1

00:00

World Football Challenge, New York

Wed Jul 25

MLS All-Stars

N

2-3

01:30

Pre-Season Friendly, Philadelphia

Sat Jul 28

AC Milan

N

0-1

23:00

World Football Challenge, Miami

Sat Aug 4

Brighton & Hove Albion

A

1-3

15:00

Pre-Season Friendly, Brighton

Sun Aug 12

Manchester City

N

2-3

13:30

Community Shield, Villa Park

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