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Eden Hazard returns to Stamford Bridge as part of Soccer Aid for UNICEF

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Chelsea are set to dominate and host this summers Soccer Aid for UNICEF as a host of Chelsea legends and global icons look set to step foot on the famous Stamford Bridge pitch for charity.

On Sunday June 9th, Eden Hazard will return to Stamford Bridge in front of fans for the first time since he departed for Real Madrid back in 2019. Hazard returned during the Covid-19 pandemic but that was in an empty stadium so this June brings a real opportunity of a homecoming.

Upon his return Hazard said, “My Chelsea family – I am coming home on Sunday 9th June! I can’t wait to see you all again. Playing at Stamford Bridge was always amazing. We won so many trophies together there. Some of the very best memories I have in football – seven brilliant years. I miss them.” 

Eden Hazard will also be joined by Frank Lampard who will take charge of the England team.

Upon his appointment Lampard said, “Playing in front of a sold-out crowd at Stamford Bridge is special – for any player, on any occasion. I’m excited to be doing that again – this time with Soccer Aid for UNICEF. Managing the Soccer Aid England team with Harry [Redknapp] will be a proud moment and great fun – but the main focus is rightly on the millions of pounds we can all raise together. So, please buy your tickets for Sunday 9th June and lend us your support”.

To continue the Chelsea theme, Mauricio Pochettino will also take part being in the opposition dugout along with Jesus Perez. Pochettino returns to Soccer Aid for a second consecutive year in an all Chelsea battle on the touchline.

Fellow 2012 Champions League winner Gary Cahill will join Lampard on the England team and to build the hype heading into Euro 2024, England will wear a specially commissioned Euro ‘96 kit.

Tickets can be purchased here and a family of four can attend for just £60. An exciting evening of entertainment is on the cards and the money raised can change lives.

Confirmed World XI (So far): Mauricio Pochettino (Manager), Jesus Perez (Coach), Usain Bolt, Eden Hazard, Roberto Carlos, Martin Compston, Maisie Adam, Roman Kemp, Lee Mack, Tommy Fury and Diamond.

Confirmed England Team: Frank Lampard (Co-Manager), Harry Redknapp (Co-Manager), Robbie Williams (Co-Manager), Jill Scott, Paddy McGuinness, David James, David Seaman, Jermain Defoe, Jack Wilshere, Karen Carney, Gary Cahill, Tom Grennan, Steven Bartlett, Erin Doherty, Sir Mo Farah, Alex Brooker, Stuart Broad, Bobby Brazier and Sam Thompson.

 

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