English Premier League (EPL) champion and current leader, Chelsea, Tuesday announced that the match against a Malaysian XI will be held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on July 21, next year as part of their pre-season Asia Tour 2011.
ProEvents, a leading football marketing and management consultancy in Asia, said in a statement Tuesday that Chelsea had also confirmed its participation in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong to complete their pre-season tour.
The Champions will be competing against Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and the 2010/11 champions of the Hong Kong First Division on July 27 and 30.
"We are proud to be appointed by the Premier League as the official local promoter for the Barclays Asia Trophy 2011.
"Chelsea are the Champions and they are the leaders. With a confirmed schedule of matches for their Asia Tour, all Chelsea supporters in the region will be able to plan ahead and follow the team all the way," said ProEvents chief executive officer Julian Kam.
He added that a comprehensive programme would be drawn up to welcome Chelsea to Kuala Lumpur.
Activities to promote the event, together with match details relating to ticket pricing, venues and timing, would be announced soon, he said.