Chelsea go to Asia

Chelsea's Here to Play, Here to remain tour of Asia has finally begun when the first-team players touched down in Bangkok.

The traveling squad of twenty four are going to be beginning their coaching in Thailand as a vital a part of preparations for the coming season. The team will battle the Singha All-Stars during a friendly on Wednesday, which can see José Mourinho take his place on the Chelsea bench for the primary time since returning to the club for a second spell as manager.

Fans will get their initial probability to visualize new signings Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer as they pull on the Blues shirt for his or her initial game.

"I've ne'er been to Asia before, thus i am extremely wanting forward thereto," aforesaid German international Schurrle.

"We're visiting 3 totally different places, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, and it'll be an honest chance on behalf of me to induce to grasp my team-mates."

Asia has become a daily venue for Chelsea's pre-season matches and coaching camps, having initial visited the continent with a visit to Islamic Republic of Iran in 1973. The club initial arrived in Kingdom of Thailand in 1997, as Ruud Gullit's solfa FA Cup holders beat the Thai national team 1-0 in Bangkok.

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