Chelsea’s season is well and truly up and running.
After winning three of their opening four matches in the Premier League, the Blues will get their Champions League and Carabao Cup campaigns under way in the coming weeks.
However, they aren’t the only competitions that Thomas Tuchel’s side will partake in before the end of 2021.
As a result of winning last term’s Champions League final against Manchester City, Chelsea will now be in the FIFA Club World Cup which takes place later this year.
Here’s everything that you need to know about it…
FIFA Club World Cup: Date and time
The competition is due to take place in December this year as clubs from all over the world take part to decide who is the best club side in world football.
Specific dates are yet to be revealed with the location of the competition still to be confirmed.
FIFA Club World Cup: Competitors
Chelsea will take part in the Club World Cup as UEFA’s representatives.
This comes after their Champions League victory over City last term where Kai Havertz scored the decisive goal.
Egyptian side Al Ahly and Auckland City of New Zealand will also take part however the rest of the seven teams competing are yet to be finalised.
FIFA Club World Cup: Host nation
The host nation for this year’s Club World Cup is yet to be confirmed.
Japan were originally due to host the competition however the Japan Football Association have since withdrawn from hosting duty due to COVID-19 concerns, with Qatar rumoured to be a contender to step in.
A statement from FIFA said: “FIFA can confirm that it has been informed today by the Japan Football Association (JFA) that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hosting situation in the country, they are no longer in a position to host the FIFA Club World Cup 2021,” read a FIFA statement.
“FIFA would like to thank the JFA for their work and commitment and looks forward to going back to Japan in the future.
“Further details about an alternative host for the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 will be announced by FIFA in due course.”