Football’s back at Stamford Bridge tonight, as the stars and celebrities of Soccer Aid 2019 get ready to play in front of a sold-out stadium and raise money for a good cause in support of UNICEF.
This will the eighth edition of Soccer Aid, and the first held at the Bridge. Historically, Old Trafford has been its home, which usually meant a sizable contingent of former Manchester United stars turning up as well. Accordingly, this year’s game means that a large contingent of former Chelsea legends and players are showing up.
Barring any last-minute changes, it looks like the event will not disappoint. John Terry, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Joe Cole, Ricardo Carvalho, Glen Johnson, and Katie Chapman will all be involved. split between the England XI (officially captained by Mo Farrah) and the World XI (officially captained by Usain Bolt).
Should be fun!
Date / Time: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 19:30 BST; 2:30pm EDT; 12am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
On TV: ITV 1 (UK);
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK) — free to stream, but you do need a UK IP address
England XI managers: Sam Allardyce, Susanna Reid
England XI captain: Mo Farah
England XI Chelsea players: John Terry, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Katie Chapman
England XI non-Chelsea players: David Seaman, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, Michael Owen, Rachel Yankey
England XI celebrities: Jeremy Lynch (F2 Freestylers), Mark Wright (TV actor), Joe Wicks (“The Body Coach” celebrity trainer), Ben Shephard (TV presenter), David Harewood (actor), Marvin Humes (singer, producer, DJ), Danny Jones (musician), Ant Middleton (TV personality), Lee Mack (comedian), Sam Claflin (actor)
World XI managers: Harry Redknapp, Piers Morgan
World XI captain: Usain Bolt
World XI Chelsea players: Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho
World XI non-Chelsea players: Julio Cesar, Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires, Robbie Keane, Eric Cantona, Rosanna, Francielle
World XI celebrities: Billy Wingrove (F2 Freestylers), Kem Cetinay (TV personality), Niall Horan (singer, songwriter), Martin Compston (actor), Danny O’Caroll (actor), Jack Savoretti (singer, songwriter), Roman Kemp (radio presenter), Locksmith (musician), Nicky Byrne (musician), James McAvoy (actor)