When are Chelsea playing in the FIFA Club World Cup? Schedule & fixtures for the tournament

Can Chelsea add another trophy to their collection?


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Their favourite chant might be the resounding, emotive and complex ‘Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea. Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelseaaaa’, but for Chelsea fans they could soon have a new ditty to sing at matches.

Already the Champions of Europe, their supporters could soon be able to boast of being ‘Champions of the World’ at their rivals, with the FIFA Club World Cup tournament underway.


It’s one of few trophies the Bluews are yet to win, but Thomas Tuchel’s men are already through to the semi-finals by virtue of winning the Champions League last season.

This is set to be the last edition of the competition before FIFA shakes up the format to include an extra 17 teams, with just seven taking part in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021, re-arranged to take place in February 2022.

The tournament is being hosted in Abu Dhabi, and begins on Thursday, February 3, with the final on Saturday, February 12.


FIFA Club World Cup Teams

Al Jazira (UAE) – Hosts, as Winners of 2020-21 UAE Pro League

AS Pirae (Tahiti) – Nominated by OFC (Oceania)

Monterrey (Mexico) – Winners of 2021 CONCACAF Champions League (Central/North America/Caribbean)

Al Ahly (Egypt) – Winners of 2020-21 CAF Champions League (Africa)

Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Winners of 2021 AFC Champions League (Asia)

Palmeiras (Brazil) – Winners of 2020-21 Copa Libertadores (South America)

Chelsea (England) – Winners of 2020-21 UEFA Champions League (Europe)

Thomas Tuchel Chelsea

FIFA Club World Cup Fixtures & Schedule

First Round

Al Jazira 4-1 AS Pirae (Thurs, Feb 3, 4.30pm)

Second Round

Al Ahly 1-0 Monterrey (Sat, Feb 5, 4.30pm)

Al-Hilal 6-1 Al Jazira (Sun, Feb 6, 4.30pm)


Palmeiras 2-0 Al Ahly (Tues, Feb 8, 4.30pm)

Al-Hilal 0-1 Chelsea (Wed, Feb 9, 4.30pm) Live on E4

Match for 5th Place

Monterrey 3-1 Al Jazira (Wed, Feb 9, 1.30pm)

Match for 3rd Place

Al-Hilal vs Al Ahly (Sat, Feb 12, 1pm)


Palmeiras vs Chelsea (Sat, Feb 12, 4.30pm) Live on Channel 4

FIFA Club World Cup Odds

European heavyweights Chelsea are the favourites to win the competition in our Club World Cup Outright Winner Betting Market.

Brazilian giants Palmeiras have the next best shot, as they make their FIFA Club World Cup debut.


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