EPL giants Chelsea will venture down to Australia as part of their pre-season, in a game which will see them do battle against Perth Glory at the brand new Optus Stadium.
A sea of blue is set to sweep over Perth in July, with Monday, July 23 set as the date of the friendly clash. It is set to be the first international football match played at the stadium, with tickets going on sale next Thursday, with prices starting at $49.
Having recently traveled to Sydney, this will be Chelsea’s first trip to Perth in 44 years. With the match expected to attract 60,000 fans, Chelsea will be participating in a schedule of activities as part of there visit.
Socceroos legend and ex-Chelsea goal keeper Mark Schwarzer shared his thoughts on Chelsea’s visit.
“This venue is truly spectacular, I know the team will be hugely excited to be the first Premier League club to play here,” Schwarzer said.
“There are thousands of passionate Chelsea supporters across Australia and South-East Asia. I’d encourage them to come and watch the team play at this world class venue and take some time to enjoy the very best of Perth and Western Australia.”
With the game scheduled for one week after the World Cup final in Russia, it remains to be seen whether the full squad, that boasts the likes of Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois will be apart of the squad.