CONFIRMED: Chelsea announce 26-man pre-season for Austria trip

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26 Chelsea players have flown to Austria on pre-season.

Chelsea have announced their 26-man travelling squad which touched down in Austria earlier on Monday.

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Matej Delac, Mitchell Beeney, Mark Schwarzer.

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Oriol Romeu, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Nathan Ake, Cesar Azpilicueta, Filipe Luis.

Midfielders: Marco van Ginkel, Nemanja Matic, ,Nathaniel Chalobah, Mohamed Salah, Jeremie Boga, Lewis Baker, John Swift, Cesc Fabregas, Isaiah Brown.

Strikers: Patrick Bamford, Fernando Torres, Diego Costa, Dominic Solanke.

Included are the club's three big signings, Filipe Luis, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas. 

Notable absentees include the Belgian contingent of Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, while World Cup winner Andre Schurrle, Nigeria's Jon Obi Mikel, and Brazil's Oscar, Ramires and Willian will also join up at a later date.

Chelsea will spend two weeks in Austria, facing teams from around Europe. Their schedule is as follows:

RZ Pellets v Chelsea, Wednesday 23rd July, 18:45

Olimpija Ljubljana v Chelsea, Sunday 27th July, TBC

Vitesse Arnhem v Chelsea, Wednesday 30th July, 18:30

Werder Bremen v Chelsea, Sunday 3rd August, TBC

Ferencvaros v Chelsea, Sunday 10th August, 19:45

What do you think of the squad? Who are you most excited to see?

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