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Chelsea drawn against Al Jazira, Auckland City or Al Hilal in their Club World Cup semi-final after UAE tournament is confirmed for early February - leaving Brighton and Arsenal clashes to be postponed

Chelsea are facing a fixture pile-up which could see them go almost a month without a Premier League match after the dates for this season's Club World Cup were confirmed.

The competition, which they qualified for after winning the Champions League, will take place in the UAE between February 3-12.

It was due to take place in December but was delayed after Japan withdrew from hosting the tournament.

Chelsea will rearrange two Premier League fixtures to take part in February's Club World Cup
The Blues could face Al Jazira (left) or Auckland City in the semi-final stage
Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal are also a potential opponent for the Blues in the last four

Chelsea will have to rearrange the Premier League trip to Brighton and the visit of Arsenal which coincide with the tournament dates.