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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.
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.
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.