London: Champions League finalists Chelsea will link up again with four former Stamford Bridge favourites when they face Paris St Germain on a pre-season tour of the United States in the first soccer game at new Yankee Stadium.
PSG are managed by Carlo Ancelotti, who led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season in 2010, and among the Italian's backroom staff are former Blues midfielder Claude Makelele and ex-assistant coach Paul Clement. Ancelotti was fired by the Blues two hours after a second-placed finish in the league last May, before joining PSG on December 30.
Brazilian Alex, who left the Londoners in January, is also likely to feature in Ancelotti's central defence during the friendly at Yankee Stadium on July 22.
PSG are managed by Carlo Ancelotti, who led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season in 2010.
It will be Chelsea's first visit to New York City since 1954, the club said on their website on Monday.
"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to be heading to New York after such a long time away, and it will be a real pleasure to visit Yankee Stadium for what is sure to be a competitive game," said chief executive Ron Gourlay. "Paris St Germain represent a true test for us in our preparations for the new season. We know Carlo well and respect the superb job he did for us, and continues to do in France. It should be a fantastic game."
The FA Cup winners, who beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday, will also play AC Milan (July 28), Seattle Sounders (July 18) and a Major League All-Star XI (July 25) on the tour.
Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at the German club's Allianz Arena on May 19.