Chelsea’s pre-season preparations continued with an open training session in adverse weather conditions in Perth, Australia as Maurizio Sarri tried to stamp his philosophy on the team.
Chelsea will face Perth Glory in our first friendly game of our pre-season tour of Australia on Monday in a game that will also mark the very first football match to take place at the brand new Optus Stadium and there is expected to be 60,000 fans in attendance.
Optus Stadium CEO, Mike McKenna, has explained how big the occasion will be for Western Australia and is excited at facing Chelsea.
“Optus Stadium has been open for less than a month and has already had nearly 180,000 visitors attend three sold-out events, receiving rave reviews along the way,” he said.
“We can’t wait to welcome Chelsea in July, they are one of the biggest international football clubs with millions of fans around the world. To have the team play an Australian-exclusive match in our new Stadium is a huge coup for the State.”