Arsenal denied Chelsea a domestic double in Antonio Conte’s first season as Blues manager back in May as they prevailed 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
The two sides meet again on Saturday for a pre-season friendly in Beijing ahead of their clash in the Community Shield in August to open the new domestic campaign.
Of the three fixtures, Saturday’s match has the least significance attached to it, but neither side will want to lose to their London and Premier League rivals in what will be a useful clash for both managers as they continue preparing for the new season.
Here are all the scheduling and viewing details for the match at the iconic Bird’s Nest:
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 12:40 p.m. BST, 7:40 a.m. ET
TV Info: ITV (UK)
Live Stream: The ITV Hub
For many fans the most intriguing part of pre-season is examining how new arrivals are bedding in.
Arsenal have made some decent signings so far this summer, and new recruits Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette should be in action against the Blues.
The former was a doubt, along with Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, due to food poisoning, but he returned to training ahead of the all-London clash, per ESPN FC’s Mattias Karen.
The Gunners beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Wednesday’s clash in Shanghai and will hope to continue their winning form against their domestic rivals.