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The typical remark when some ‘proper’ followers communicate of Soccer Aid is one thing alongside the strains of ‘it’s not an actual sport it’s a kickaround’. And in some ways they’re proper. But strive telling that to the actors, comedians, sporting stars and YouTubers who shall be aiming to grace Stamford Bridge tonight.

It’s the thirteenth iteration of Soccer Aid, and each match the preparations appear to ramp up in seriousness as those that weren’t fairly ok to make it as footballers scratch that itch and attempt to persuade everybody they had been ‘offered trials at Crystal Palace aged 12’ (who wasn’t…).

Some of the greats of the sport have performed on this fixture. Diego Maradona (in 2006, when he was up towards Bradley Walsh and Jamie Theakston…), Franco Baresi (in 2008, when he was up towards Gareth Gates and Craig David), and Zinedine Zidane (in 2010, when he got here up towards the would possibly of Olly Murs).

Those lacing up their boots once more this 12 months are regulars Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah Roman Kemp, Martin Compston and Steven Bartlett becoming a member of footballers Jermain Defoe, Jill Scott, David James, Gary Cahill, Joe Cole and Karen Carney. New signings for this summer season embody cricketer Stuart Broad, King of the Jungle Sam Thompson, Strictly Come Dancing star Bobby Brazier and footballing legend – and former Chelsea icon – Eden Hazard.

In the dugouts shall be Frank Lampard, who joins his uncle Harry Redknapp and Robbie Williams as England supervisor. Facing them down shall be Mauricio Pochettino, returning as supervisor for the World XI.

Having not received for six years, England are in dire want of a win with the general tally World XI 7 England XI 5.

Stay right here for all of the build-up and motion from what’s going to likely, on the very least, be a enjoyable night in west London.