CHELSEA NAME POWERFUL SQUAD FOR SYDNEY TOUR
29 May 2015
JOSE Mourinho's English Premier League Champions Chelsea FC will fly into Sydney on Sunday morning in preparation for an end-of-season showdown with Sydney FC in front of a massive crowd at Stadium Australia.
A passionate group of Chelsea supporters are expected to greet the squad, due to arrive at Sydney International Airport at approximately 10.15am.
The travelling party includes multiple Player of the Year award-winner Eden Hazard, as well as four more players – Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa – who were named in the English Premier League Team of the Season.
Other established players such as Petr Cech, Cesar Azpilicueta John Mikel Obi and Loic Remy have also travelled, while youngsters Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Izzy Brown, Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen, all of whom have played for the first team in recent weeks, are part of the group.
Legendary manager Mourinho has also included some of the other talented young players who helped Chelsea win both the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup this season in the squad.
Mourinho wants to use the Sydney tour to blend some of these Next Generation superstars into the senior group.
The Chelsea FC v Sydney FC game is on track for an 80,000-plus sellout as sports fans clamour for the opportunity to see Chelsea play in Australia for the first time in 41 years.
With additional seating installed for the football blockbuster, there are still a small number of seats available for this once-in-a-generation game – English Premier League Champions Chelsea FC up against A-League Grand Finalists Sydney FC - so jump in quick and secure your seat here.
Chelsea FC will hold a FREE Open Training Session* at Stadium Australia 6pm Monday 1 June.
Details and key timings of the exclusive Chelsea Open Training Session* at Stadium Australia on Friday 1 June are:
- 5:15pm – General Public Gates Open - entry via Gate K only
- 6:00pm – Chelsea open training session commences
- 7:00pm – Chelsea open training session concludes
*As part of Stadium Australia’s standard conditions of entry, patrons attending the Chelsea Open Training Session will be subject to a bag check prior to entry to the venue.
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