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Chelsea will play New York City Red Bulls tonight in their first friendly match of the pre-season, also the first of International Champions Cup tournament for the Blues.

The game will be played at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey,  and will kick off at 1.10am (UK time) on Thursday 23 July.

The friendly will be broadcasted live on Chelsea TV in the UK, Canal Plus in the USA, ESPN Deportes in the USA and Americas, Esporte Interativo in Brazil,  Direct TV in South America, Televisa and Sky Mexico in Central America, Sport TV in Portugal, Mediaset Premium in Italy, BeIn in France, TV3 and Prisa in Spain, Eredivisie in the Netherlands, RDS in Romania and Hungary, Belgacom in Belgium, DIGI in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, BTV in Bulgaria, DigitalB in Albania, Arena in the Balkans, SBD Discovery in Scandinavia, Forthnet in Greece, Cyta in Cyprus, Dogan Group in Turkey, Go in Malta, Star India in India, LETV in China, Jsports in Japan, SCTV group in Indonesia, PPTV in Thailand, BeIN in MENA and North Africa, Star Times in SubSaharan Africa.

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Chelsea players enjoying the parade © Francesca Ceciarini

During the victory parade through West London, members of the champion side shared their thoughts with Chelsea TV.

“We will have great future,” Branislav ‘2 goal’ Ivanovic stated, notifying that Chelsea will need to work hard in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Courtois was asked if he ever expected to have won two different league titles in a row: “no of course not… here with City, Arsenal, United and Liverpool its great,” while also mentioning the difficulty of winning La Liga with Atletico Madrid. When asked if he’s affected by the barrage of celery he answered: “not so much you know I have the reflexes.”

Conversely, long time Blue John Obi Mikel was struggling with the fans’ unique way of showing admiration. “They should be celebrating not trying to kill us,” he remarked, before speaking on the emerging youth players: “there’s lots of young players coming into the team and the manager is willing to give them chances.”

Captain John Terry also spoke on the younger members of the squad: “They’re still young… they’re still hungry and its down to them keep putting a smile on the Chelsea fans’ faces,” he commented. “They’ve been different class.”

Terry also commented on the departure of a number of team mates throughout his tenure, after what he personally believes to be his best season: “Year after year we’re seeing the greats go; I’m gonna be sad to go but one day it’ll come to and end.”

This happened right before legend Didier Drogba sang “we want you to stay, Petr Cech we want you to stay,” before leading the cheers with the classic ‘Blue is the colour.’

Drogba went on to discuss the significance of winning again with Chelsea: “this trophy is really special because for me to come back and win this trophy it means a lot”

Cech, expected to leave the club, also shared his thoughts: “[the fans] mean to me the same as part of my family… we are all blue so we are all the same… we fight together all year. Thanks to you all; this group of people [the Chelsea squad] deserve all of your support.”

After the old guard shared their views, Chelsea’s special one José Mourinho spoke briefly: “Thank you for everything, thank you for the support, book another place for the parade next season I hope we can give you that.”

Mourinho was then asked to sing, replying “I cant sing” to his champion side, before attempting to sing ‘Blue is the colour’ to the Chelsea fans, who would be likely to give him stick for not knowing the words if he didn’t do such a good job this season.

With the main part of the parade coming to a close, Chelsea fans look on their team, hoping that they can remain the ‘best team in the land’ for years to come.


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Always funny and cheerful striker, Didier Drogba speaks about next match on Sunday against Crystal Palace, his career in Blues and the charity foundation he runs.

Didier Drogba already won 13 trophies (3 Premier League) and he’s now close to win the 14th. He said: “It would be fantastic to win on Sunday, I would be very very happy to score the goal that lets us win the title.” But he also remarks that: “Crystal Palace are coming here to win the game anyway, so we need to be focused.”

He told also about last win in Leicester: ” They gave everything in the first 45 minutes but in half time Mourinho used strong voice,but nothing bad, to wake up us.” As for him the 1 hour bus trip to the stadium made them a bit sleepy.

“We have a really good team spirit, some players don’t have a lot of winning experience but they are learning doing that” speaking about the differences between this team and the 2004-05, “we were more mature and experienced at that time and also we were obliged to win something. This year we weren’t bound to win but we almost succeeded.”

Going back to the past, he recalled the two matches played against Chelsea wearing Galatasaray jersey: “Those were the two most difficult games in my career against all former teammates and the fans, it was emotional but very difficult. But when I left Chelsea I was sure it was the right time to try something different and leave space to young players coming up.”

Didier Drogba Munich
Didier celebrating The Goal.

Instead the best moment of his career: “Munich indeed, the best game and my best goal ever. I was really relaxed the day before, even during the game I was pretty confident. But when they scored I started feeling nervous and hopeless, so Mata told that I had to believe we could came back and win.” No words were more appropriate, 5 minutes later Didier scored the equaliser from Juan Mata corner.

He revealed: “Few years ago I called Eden (Hazard) when he was in Lille and suggested him to join Chelsea, that would be a great step for his career” and luckily he was right.

And at the end he shows his humane side, speaking about his foundation: “I want to bring people health, education and dreams. Let them get rid of bad dramas. We are now building a new hospital in Abidjan and more mobile clinics around Ivory Coast.” He also said that Chelsea is helping a lot with this efforts.



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