Chelsea have announced plans to play a match in Japan during pre-season ahead of the 2019/20 season.
It is the first of next campaign’s pre-season friendlies the Blues have confirmed, although the venue and opposition are yet to be finalised.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: “We are looking forward to visiting Japan again and we will take the strongest squad possible to play in front of our fans there.”
Dider Drogba, the former Chelsea striker who has recently retired, is currently in Japan as part of his work as a club ambassador.
He said: “It will be an amazing experience for the Chelsea players to play in Japan.”