The great Didier Drogba will be back playing at Stamford Bridge when the 2019 Soccer Aid for Unicef match takes place at our home stadium in June.
The Chelsea legend will be leading the line for the Soccer Aid World XI at the ground he graced so successfully earlier this decade. It will be his first playing appearance at the Bridge since he left in 2015.
‘I am very excited to be coming back to Stamford Bridge to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef,’ Drogba said.
‘I am passionate about all children having access to healthcare and education, which is key to Unicef’s work around the world. I’m delighted that my foundation and UNICEF are planning a project together in Cote D’Ivoire. Together we can help make a real difference to so many children’s lives, and have a greater impact than ever before.’
The event is a big opportunity for families to witness a major event at Stamford Bridge. With ticket prices from £20 for adults and £10 for children, a family of four can attend for just £60.
The two teams on the evening will be managed by Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce, with the celebrities set to feature including Usain Bolt, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Mark Wright and Joe Wicks.
People intending to purchase tickets for the Soccer Aid event should be aware that planned engineering works on the London Underground network means there will be closures on the District Line and Circle Line.
This includes the Wimbledon branch of the District Line so there will be no service to and from Fulham Broadway Station, the station local to Stamford Bridge.
Overall the works over the weekend of Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June remove the District Line service between Aldgate East to Wimbledon, Richmond, Ealing Broadway, Edgware Road and Kensington (Olympia), and the Circle Line between Aldgate to Edgware Road (via Victoria).
This will need to be taken into account when planning a journey to the game.