Chelsea to play Thai All Stars in Bangkok

Chelsea is to play in Thailand for the first time in 14 years as

part of its offseason tour ahead of the 2011-12 season.

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay announced Tuesday that the

Premier League champions will take on a Thailand All Stars side at

Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium.

Gourlay says that ”by announcing this part of our tour schedule

so far in advance, we have a year to engage with our increasing fan

base in Thailand.”

The date of the match is yet to be announced.

Chelsea last went to Asia two years ago when it played games in

China and Malaysia.