SUPPORTING ALL OVER THE WORLD

In Hong Kong it will be almost 3am on Sunday morning. In New York it will be close on a traditional 3pm Saturday start. In Goa in India it will be more or less the midnight hour. Across the globe regardless of the kick-off time locally, Chelsea fans are planning to gather to watch the Champions League Final.

Our official supporters clubs are naturally much involved and here the official Chelsea website gives a flavour of what is being organised.

The Chelsea India branch are heading to Goa for an all-India screening (pictured). Blues fans in that country are expected to head there from many cities, including the Mumbai contingent who leave on a bus in the early hours of Friday morning.

Elsewhere in Asia, Chelsea FC Supporters Club Hong Kong, famous for their open-top bus journey around the island in celebration of our 2010 Double triumph, are spending the early hours of Sunday morning in their favourite Trafalgar pub where a quiz and a lucky draw will accompany the match.

The Chelsea Indonesia Supporters Club will be meeting in Jakarta for a night of live music, face painting, games, a quiz, a lucky draw and of course a live screening, while the Singapore branch will be incorporating into a similar event a cutting of a 'Munich Stadium' cake to celebrate fans whose birthdays are in May.

The Chelsea Supporters Club Beijing will entertain themselves either side of the game with photo-taking, score predictions and games, and the Chelsea Supporters Club Thailand are holding two screenings, one in Bangkok and one in Pattaya, both kicking off at midnight local time. The Malaysia branch will be kicking off a little later in Kuala Lumpur.

Over in the United States where they avoid a late night, the Philly Blues are decking their pub out all in blue for an anticipated large crowd, and there are also special events in Boston, Chicago, Orange County among others, including those organised by the Motor City Blues, the North Texas Blues, the Connecticut Blues and the Georgia Blues.

Closer to Stamford Bridge, the Limerick Supporters Club in the Republic of Ireland have persuaded their pub to turn Chelsea for the day which is no mean feat considering the big Heineken Cup Final just before the Champions League final is to be contested by two Irish rugby teams.

Elsewhere in Europe, Chelsea Supporters Norway will be holding screening parties in 11 cities and there are events as widespread as Faroe Islands to Slovenia.