Chelsea chief Gourlay says Thailand, China on tour agenda next summer

Chelsea chief Ron Gourlay admits Asia is on the agenda for next summer's preseason.

Chelsea have been stunned by the response of Thailand fans to the visit of their U18 squad this week.

Gourlay told chelseafc.com: "We are still working on it at this time. It's likely to be a three-country tour and I'm looking to announce it in September this year to give us time to work on our Blue Pitch projects which will continue as part of our Here To Play, Here To Stay campaign.

"The youth team is currently in Asia as part of that commitment, and drew 7,500 to their first game in Bangkok. Next year we will be looking at China, Thailand and maybe one other country."

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