The tournament, which includes the champions of each continent (although Auckland were selected as there was no OFC Champions League) and the champions of the host country, will take place from 3 to 12 February 2022.
Liverpool (2019) and Manchester United (2008) are the only previous English winners, with Chelsea losing to Corinthians in the 2012 final.
Two of Chelsea’s Premier League games are likely to need rescheduling – their trip to Brighton on Tuesday, 8 February and home match against Arsenal on Saturday, 12 February.
The tournament clashes with the Africa Cup of Nations – which ends on 6 February – meaning Chelsea could be without keeper Edouard Mendy and winger Hakim Ziyech if Senegal and Morocco respectively have good runs.
African champions Al Ahly could be without half their first-choice team of Egypt internationals, with former Tottenham striker Mido calling it “disrespectful to Africa”.
The tournament was set to take place in December in Japan but they pulled out as hosts because of the Covid-19 pandemic.