Premier League champions elect Chelsea seem set to play a friendly match against Australian A-League side Sydney FC in June once their season concludes.
A deal for the match on June 2 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium has been agreed to in principle and could be publicly announced as early as next week.
The match could be a champion versus champion face-off, with Chelsea heavy favourites to win the Premier League title, while Sydney FC are in contention to win the A-League.
Chelsea won’t be the only English side to travel down under at the end of the season as they will be there only a week after Tottenham Hotspur who also meet Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on May 30.
Superstars Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, along with manager Jose Mourinho, will jet to Australia in what is expected to be a full-strength touring party for the Blues, who have not visited Australia 50 years ago.
It is a winter feat this year for Australian soccer fans, with Real Madrid, AS Roma and Manchester City going in July to play a round-robin tournament in Melbourne.
On top of that, Liverpool and La Liga outfit Villarreal will play friendlies in Adelaide and Brisbane respectively.