The defence of the FA Youth Cup will begin with an away tie.
Our Under 18s have been drawn against either Colchester United or Faversham Town in the third round of the competition won last season with a victory over Blackburn Rovers in the final.
Colchester beat Camberley Town 13-1 in their first round tie on Friday night. Faversham beat fellow Kent club Sevenoaks Town 4-2.
The match between Chelsea and the winners of the second round match between Colchester and Faversham must be played by Saturday 15 December.
We have a proud record in the competition over the last five years having won the trophy twice and been runners-up and semi-finalists.