Full time here at the New Manor Ground Ilkeston FC 1 - 5 Chelsea. Well done to all that came down and made tonight so special.
Record attendance here at the NMG! Well done everyone involved! We've hit our absolute capacity 2680 here tonight! It's a complete sell out!
Ilkeston FC 1 - 3 Chelsea
Half time here at the New Manor Ground Ilkeston 0 - 2 Chelsea (Swift, Ruben Loftus-Cheek)
Over the past couple of weeks some of our local football clubs have hosted top European sides in friendly matches ahead of the season.
Tonight it is the turn of a non-league side who take on one of the world's richest clubs.
Michael Sibert was at the ground ahead of the game, which kicks off at 7:30pm.
Here we go! It's big game day! Ilkeston FC vs Chelsea FC! Come on you Robinssssssssssssss!
The home of Ilkeston FC, the New Manor Ground, is prepared and ready for the arrival of Premier League giants Chelsea.
The friendly kicks off at 7.30pm.
Ilkeston FC manager, Kevin Wilson is excited for a "massive night", as his side take on Europa League champions, Chelsea, in a pre-season friendly tonight.
Wilson used to play for Chelsea between 1987 and 1992, so the match will be extra special for him.
– Kevin Wilson, Ilkeston FC manager
It will be a massive night for me personally to see Chelsea running out at the New Manor Ground, but more important still, it’s a real step forward for this football club.
The coaching staff at Chelsea are aware of how we are running the club and the work we are doing within our Academy. And although it was a bit of a long-shot when we approached them about coming to play us, they responded very positively.
I am extremely grateful to them. It will be a brilliant way to generate interest within the Erewash area and set us up for the new season.
Europa League champions, Chelsea, visit Ilkeston FC tonight in a pre-season friendly.
The match kicks off at 7.30pm at the Manor Ground, and is an all-ticket match.
Both stands are sold out, but ground admission is still available.