Chelsea to play Sydney in June

SYDNEY – English Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly set to play a friendly match against the A-League’s Sydney FC in June after their season concludes.

Fairfax Media reports that a deal for the match on June 2 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium has been agreed to in principle and could be publicly announced next week.

The match could be a champion versus champion face-off, with Chelsea heavy favourites to win the EPL title, while Sydney FC are heavily in contention to win the local league.

Chelsea will be here only a week after fellow EPL side Tottenham Hotspur, who also meet Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on May 30.

It is a winter feat this year for Australian soccer fans, with three other huge international clubs — Real Madrid, AS Roma and Manchester City — coming here in July to play a round-robin tournament in Melbourne.

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