Chelsea stars could make pre-season appearance at Crawley in the future

Crawley head coach Dermot Drummy affirmed Chelsea stars Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard won't to be at the Checkatrade Stadium for a friendly next pre-season, but hasn't ruled it out in the future.

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The former Chelsea coach, when quizzed, hinted he may use his contacts in the future to get the Premier League stars in for a prestigious ramp-up friendly.

He has confirmed that Reds can expect a pre-season game against Millwall next season as well as the traditional games against local clubs including Three Bridges.

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On whether any Premier League stars could make an appearance in July, Drummy joked the owner will have to get his cheque book out and said: “I think we have got Millwall.

“I’ve spoke to Neil Harris (head coach). I think Chelsea are probably already booked up, I have come in late on that.

“Maybe next year with those contacts (I have), but I am really pleased to get Millwall and we are going to do Three Bridges and the local clubs.

“I want a connection with the local community clubs, we want to help them. When I was at Chelsea, we went to Wealdstone, Hendon and St Albans, the clubs I played as a player, to give a gate receipt.

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“We all know the (lack of) money in non-league and a lot of volunteers and I am consciously aware of that.”

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