Chelsea close to signing up for proposed US pre-season tournament
According to the Athletic, Chelsea are seriously considering the possibility of joining the proposed pre-season tournament in the USA ahead of next season.
Holding pre-season tours in the United States is not a new thing at all. It has been one of the most popular destinations to tour for most top teams and attracts a lot of fans too.
However, there is the proposal of making the pre-season a tournament in America instead of the usual one-off friendlies. The organisers are now working towards getting the big six in the Premier League on board.
Chelsea agreeing to this tournament will definitely not be a surprise. Todd Boehly, our new American owner will want to take his team to his own country and would love this proposal.
A number of top European teams including the Blues in fact toured the United States for their pre-season tour ahead of this season. Making this a tournament is only going to increase the number of teams.
Irrespective of it being just a preparatory period and the games strictly being friendlies, when the mask of a tournament comes in, teams will want to compete for the trophy to give them a positive feel about the season.
This is an idea that is likely to make these pre-season games more fun to watch as fans. Players will also be more involved in these games and beating our rivals will help build momentum ahead of the new season.
Tottenham Hotspur are another team who are contemplating signing up for this pre-season tournament. The organizers will be hoping that the other big names follow suit.
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It remains to be seen if this pre-season tournament actually goes ahead according to plan. Chelsea signing up is no big surprise. It will only make sense if other top teams come though.
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