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Pochettino looks forward to Soccer Aid return with Lampard in opposing dugout

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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. Other ex-blues include Joe Cole, Karen Carney, Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill.

One current Chelsea first team member will also participate in this year’s edition and that is current boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino will be joined by his assistant Jesus Perez. Prior to taking charge of Chelsea the Argentine coach participated in the 2023 edition which took place at Old Trafford.

Following his successive call-up Pochettino said, “Soccer Aid for UNICEF is a huge event – and one I am delighted to be part of again. The 2023 match was a great experience to be a part of and that is why I was more than happy to accept a return this year, particularly as it will be at Stamford Bridge and with Frank Lampard, a Chelsea legend, in the opposing dugout for England.

We raised so much money last year, and I hope we can do the same this time, so please get involved and buy your tickets. A sold-out Stamford Bridge generates an incredible atmosphere and we want the players who are part of Soccer Aid 2024 to enjoy that same feeling when they step out on to the pitch on Sunday 9th June.”

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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