ARRIVE IN TIME FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY PARADE
Before we begin our defence of the Champions League tomorrow (Wednesday) against Juventus, the trophy won on May 19 in Munich will be paraded around the Stamford Bridge pitch.
This will be the first occasion the Champions League trophy is shown to supporters inside the stadium and the parade will take place immediately after the players have finished their warm-up, which will be at approximately 7.30pm.
Performing the task will be six members of the armed forces: Warrant Officer (Squadron Sergeant Major) Michael Sturgeon and Sergeant Adam Grant from the 101 Engineers Regiment; Sergeant John David Legland and Sergeant Martin Philip Robinson from the RAF; and Warrant Officer Tony Matthews and Leading Seaman Antony Peacock from the Navy.
Also prior to kick-off, 20 members of the Chelsea FC Girls' Centre of Excellence will join the match mascots in leading the players out of the tunnel. They will represent the Under 9s, Under 11s and Under 13s age groups.
Last season was very successful for the Centre of Excellence. The Under 17s won the inaugural FA Girls' Youth Cup and also clinched the London and South-East Girls' Centre of Excellence League title.