Chelsea announce Wrexham friendly on United States pre-season tour

  • Chelsea will return to the United States for their 2024/25 pre-season campaign
  • Blues will once again clash with Wrexham; Club America also announced as opponents
  • Reports suggest Chelsea will also clash with Man City
Chelsea will face Wrexham in pre-season once again
Chelsea will face Wrexham in pre-season once again / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea have confirmed they will once again face Wrexham as part of their 2024/25 pre-season tour of the United States.

This will be the third successive summer Chelsea have spent in the United States and the second straight year in which they have clashed with Wrexham. The Blues emerged with a 5-0 win last summer thanks to goals from Ian Maatsen (2), Conor Gallagher, Christopher Nkunku and Ben Chilwell.

This time around, Chelsea will head to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Wednesday, July 24, to take on their famous Welsh opponents.

Chelsea chief executive officer Chris Jurasek said: "It is great to be playing Wrexham once again, following the success of last year's encounter in Chapel Hill. We look forward to playing in front of our loyal supporters based in California at the Levi's Stadium, which is sure to create a wonderful atmosphere.

"We are also really excited to be returning to Atlanta this summer as part of our pre-season tour. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a truly remarkable venue, and we cannot wait to play there again in front of our US fanbase when we come up against Club America."

Conor Gallagher, Liam McAlinden
Chelsea beat Wrexham 5-0 last summer / Grant Halverson/GettyImages

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson added: "We’re looking forward to returning to the United States for our summer tour, and the match at Levi's Stadium against Chelsea promises to be an exciting and memorable occasion – as well as an important part of our pre-season preparations.

"It was a great privilege to meet fans in the US last summer, and we're excited to see more of our passionate supporters in San Francisco in July."

The Athletic report that Chelsea are also set to take on Manchester City as part of their pre-season tour, with Premier League teams prioritising games in the United States. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all confirmed games against one another in North America.