WEYMOUTH will play European champions Chelsea in their final pre-season friendly before the National League season.

The warm-up will take place on Sunday, August 15 - eight days after Weymouth visit Wimborne.

Brian Stock's Terras were contacted by former Chelsea goalkeeper, turned loans manager, Carlo Cudicini regarding the possibility of arranging the fixture.

Weymouth duly obliged, with the Terras squad travelling to Chelsea's Cobham training facility for the behind-closed-doors contest.

England stars Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are likely to play as they ramp up their return from international duty.

Thomas Tuchel's men play Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, August 11 before hosting Crystal Palace in the Premier League three days later.

Some Chelsea first-team stars in need of match action will then play Weymouth, for whom the fixture is an enormous coup.

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Speaking to Echosport, Stock said: "It's unbelievable how it's come about.

"I got messaged by Chelsea, from Carlo Cudicini, asking if we fancy a game, to which I said: 'Yes!'

"I thought it was going to be against the under-23s, but it's actually going to be against the majority of the first team that don't play against Palace on the Saturday.

"And there's a few internationals coming back, so it's a game for them as well.

"We've fallen on our feet a bit."

Weymouth's previous contest with Chelsea was a friendly in 1979, when the Terras won 2-1 at the old Rec ground.

The Terras' National League season begins on Saturday, August 21 at home to Boreham Wood.