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Chelsea to play Thailand All-Stars in Bangkok on May 30th

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There was a fairly wide and suspicious gap between our final match of the Premier League season (May 24) and subsequent trophy parade (May 25), and the post-season friendly in Sydney (June 2).  I say 'was,' because it appears, according to local sources, that we've filled this gap with another post-season friendly.

I had been expecting a game in Japan instead of Thailand, but Chelsea got a very nice reception last time we played in Bangkok — the 2nd home of Chelsea FC, as the banner reads — and it should be no different this time either.  That game in July 2013 marked the return of Jose Mourinho to the Chelsea dugout, and we were also introduced to the promise that is Bertrand Traoré.  That we "only" won 1-0 (Romelu Lukaku scored from the penalty spot) in the sticky heat hardly mattered then, and it certainly does not matter now.

Rejoice, Chelsea fans in Thailand!

UPDATE: Now confirmed, officially, by Chelsea.