The Clarets yesterday confirmed their pre-season schedule for this summer, with three home friendlies and four away ones.
Rod Stringer’s side will start with consecutive away trips to Brentwood, Cheshunt (managed by former City boss Craig Edwards) and Maldon & Tiptree, before a trio of home games against Cambridge United, Dover Athletic and an Ipswich Town XI (which will likely consist of youth players). Pre-season will be rounded off with a trip to newly promoted Braintree Town on the 28th July.
As with previous years, the club seem to favour starting off with some “easier” games to bed new players in, followed by three more challenging “exhibition” games against higher level opposition. Last season it was Sutton United, this year the Clarets will finish with a competitive game against National League Braintree in order to best prepare them for the season ahead.
The full schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 3rd July (7.45pm KO) – Brentwood Town v Chelmsford City
Saturday 7th July (3.00pm KO) – Cheshunt v Chelmsford City
Tuesday 10th July (7.45pm KO) – Maldon & Tiptree v Chelmsford City
Saturday 14th July (3.00pm KO) – Chelmsford City v Cambridge United
Wednesday 18th (7.45pm KO) – Chelmsford City v Dover Athletic
Wednesday 25th (7.45pm KO) – Chelmsford City v Ipswich Town XI
Saturday 28th July (3.00pm KO) – Braintree Town v Chelmsford City