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Chelsea to return to Thailand

Chelsea Football Club will return to Bangkok for a friendly against the Thailand All-Stars on Saturday 30 May.

Chelsea Football Club will return to Bangkok for a friendly against the Thailand All-Stars on Saturday 30 May.

The Singha Chelsea FC Celebration match will be the first of two on the trip from London, with the Premier League champions travelling on to Australia to face Sydney FC in the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday 2 June.

The Bangkok game, to be held at the 49,000-capacity Rajamangala Stadium, will kick off at 6pm local time (12pm UK time). It follows on from recent visits to Thailand in 2011 and 2013, the latter being Jose Mourinho’s first game in his second spell as Chelsea manager.

Chelsea also played in Bangkok in 1997, when we beat the Thai national team 1-0 just days after lifting the FA Cup.

The game will be shown live on chelseafc.com around the world, and live on Chelsea TV in the UK and Ireland – the only place to see all our summer action.

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck said: ‘We are very pleased to finalise our post-season schedule and I look forward to visiting Bangkok again.

‘Our visits to Asia are always memorable, and I know the team will be well received by our tremendous supporters in Thailand. I am sure Jose and the team will deliver a performance to entertain as we celebrate what has been such an excellent season.’

This game, added to the match in Sydney, Premier League action and our involvement in the International Champions Cup in North America in July, means fans on four continents will be able to see Chelsea in action this summer.

Ticket news for the Bangkok game will be announced on Friday 8 May.

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