Chelsea to play in Russia in pre-season
Chelsea will play in a four-team pre-season tournament in Russia this summer.
The Blues will compete alongside hosts Lokomotiv Moscow, AC Milan and Sevilla in the Russian Railways Cup from August 1-3.
The matches will be in a cup knockout format with a semi-final, final and third-place play-off, with the draw yet to be made. Matches will be played at Lokomotiv's Central Stadium, which has a capacity of 28,800.
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon told the club's website: 'We are delighted to play against such great opposition in Moscow in this tournament.
'It will be the first time Chelsea has been to Russia for pre-season so this has the added advantage of providing excellent preparation for the new season with the opportunity for our growing number of fans in Moscow to see us play live twice.'