Celestine Babayaro Returns To Chelsea
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Celestine Babayaro and Eidur Gudjohnsen celebrate after Jesper Gronkjaer’s goal against Liverpool (image courtesy AFP/Getty)

Former Super Eagles defender Celestine Babayaro is set to return to Chelsea in June 2019, more than a decade after he parted ways with the west London club.

Concise News understands that the Olympic gold medalist has been include in the Blues’ squad to face their Real Madrid counterparts in a Charity match at the Bernabeu on June 23.

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It was learned that Babayaro, who played for the London club from 1997 to 2005, was invited along with 22 other legends of the Premier League outfit for the match.

He faces competition from Graeme Le Saux, Wayne Bridge and Jon Harley for a spot at left-back.

The club also invited Ricardo Carvalho and Michael Essien, who both featured for the Blues and Los Blancos during their illustrious careers.

Full List

GOALKEEPERS
Carlo Cudicini
Hilario

DEFENDERS
Celestine Babayaro

Wayne Bridge

Ricardo Carvalho

Marcel Desailly

William Gallas

Danny Granville

Jon Harley

Frank Leboeuf

Graeme Le Saux

Frank Sinclair

MIDFIELDERS
Juliano Belletti
Michael Essien

Jody Morris

Eddie Newton

Dan Petrescu

Gus Poyet

Dennis Wise

FORWARDS
Hernan Crespo

Tore Andre Flo

Eidur Gudjohnsen

Andriy Shevchenko

Gianfranco Zola