CHELSEA TO PLAY IN STATESIDE TOURNAMENT

Chelsea Football Club will be taking part in the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup in America this summer.

The eight-team tournament will see us play three games in August, with opposition confirmed from Europe, the Barclays Premier League and the MLS.

Chelsea FC will join AC Milan, Inter, Juventus, Real Madrid, Valencia, Everton and LA Galaxy in the competition.

Ron Gourlay, Chelsea Chief Executive, said: 'We are looking forward to taking part in the tournament as part of our preparation for the 2013/14 season.'

More details on the tournament, including opposition, match dates and ticket details, will be confirmed in due course.