The Blues are in Japan and are set to play two games during our time in the Far East. First up, it’s Kawasaki Frontale today and we’ve outlined everything you need to know about the game and how you can watch live online.
Chelsea are in Yokohama ahead of today’s game and Frank Lampard’s squad have been boosted by the arrival of Christian Pulisic, who was given extra time off following his involvement at the Gold Cup this summer with the USA. He could make his first Chelsea outing.
When is the game?
The game kicks-off at 11am (UK time) on Friday 19 July.
Who are we playing?
Our opponents are current J-League champions, Kawasaki Frontale. Find out more about our first ever Japanese opponents here.
Where is it being played?
The match will be held at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. This was the venue for the 2002 World Cup final between Brazil and Germany, with two goals from Ronaldo deciding the outcome. We played here twice during the 2012 Club World Cup. It will also host games at the Rugby World Cup later this year.
How can I watch it live online?
The match can be watched via a live stream on this website or on our 5th Stand app.
If you choose to watch the live stream on the website, from the UK and Ireland you can view all of our pre-season games for £10.99. If you sign up after further games have been played, the price will remain the same.
If you choose to watch on The 5th Stand app, the pre-season games are available match by match from just £1.99. In the UK and Ireland, all of the games are available.
Each game can be purchased from four hours before kick-off.
Click here for full details on how to sign up
Please be aware that you will only be able to watch on the channel you sign up on. If you pay to watch the game on The 5th Stand app you will only be able to watch on the 5th Stand and not the website. If you sign up to watch on the videos section of the website you will only be able to watch on the website and not The 5th Stand.
Click to watch on the website
What is the full schedule of video before the game?
7am – Frank Lampard - All the goals8am – Pre-season highlights so far9am – Live pitchside from Yokohama9.15am - This week at Chelsea including an exclusive interview with Mason Mount10am – Pre-season highlights so far10.40am – Live coverage Kawasaki v Chelsea11am – Kawasaki v Chelsea kick-off
(All times in UK time)
As mentioned earlier, Pulisic is a key face to look out for in the Chelsea ranks following his arrival in Japan. He is expected to feature at some stage and could make his Blues debut on Friday.
Also hoping to be involved will be N’Golo Kante, who is stepping up his recovery work following time in Ireland working on specific individual programmes with the fitness and medical staff. Lampard has hinted that Kante could be involved more in Japan.