Hazard, Lampard, Mikel, Čech, Pochettino, and more! Soccer Aid 2024: Preview; how to watch

Soccer Aid’s back at Stamford Bridge this year after a five-year absence, and just as in 2019, it’s set to feature a gaggle of Chelsea legends, alongside all the usual celebrities, footballers, and other famous faces.

As ever, the match benefits a great cause in UNICEF and will feature an “England” team against a “Soccer Aid World XI” team. Frank Lampard will lead the England management while Mauricio Pochettino, just as last year, will do so for the World XI. Poch back at the Bridge already — and he will have the home dressing room, too, with the World XI winning the penalty shootout contest the day before. Worth watching for some Petr Čech penalty-saving heroics:

But obviously the biggest headliner of them all is Eden Hazard, returning to play at the Bridge without an opposition team in tow for the first time since leaving. He will be joined on the World XI by Mikel John Obi, Michael Essien, and the aforementioned Čech, while on the England side, we will see Joe Cole, Gary Cahill, and Karen Carney. Welcome back, all!

Date / Time: Sunday, June 9, 2024, 19.30 BST; 2:30pm EDT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6

On TV: ITV 1 (UK)
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK) — free to stream, but you do need a UK IP address


England XI coaching staff: Frank Lampard, Robbie Williams, Harry Redknapp, Vicky McClure, David Seaman
England XI captain: Mo Farah
England XI Chelsea players: Karen Carney, Gary Cahill, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Katie Chapman
England XI non-Chelsea players: Jill Scott, David James, Jermain Defoe, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Ellen White,
England XI celebrities: Stuart Broad (cricketer), Bobby Brazier (actor), Sam Thompson (TV personality), Paddy McGuiness (comedian), Tom Grennan (singer), Alex Brooker (journalist), Erin Doherty (actor), Steven Bartlett (entrepreneur), Danny Dyer (actor), Miniminter (YouTuber), Eddie Hearn (promoter), Sam Quek (Olympian), Tom Hiddleston (actor)

World XI coaching staff: Mauricio Pochettino, Jesús Pérez, Robbie Keane, Billy Wingrove, Toni Jiménez
World XI captain: Usain Bolt
World XI Chelsea players: Eden Hazard, Mikel John Obi, Petr Čech, Michael Essien
World XI non-Chelsea players: Roberto Carlos, Kaylyn Kyle, Patrice Evra, Alessandro Del Piero, Olga García, Kheira Hamraou
World XI celebrities: Tommy Fury (boxer), Maisie Adam (comedian), Diamond (bodybuilder), Martin Compston (actor), Roman Kemp (radio host), Lee Mack (comedian), Theo Baker (YouTuber), Jason Manford (comedian), Tony Bellew (boxer), Emmett J.Scanlan (actor), Tion Wayne (rapper), Micheal Ward (actor)

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