Is Game4Ukraine on TV? Kick-off time, live stream details and team news for Stamford Bridge clash

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Everything you need to know to tune into Saturday’s Game4Ukraine as professionals past and present link up with celebrities to raise money.

The new EFL season is upon us, but there is another big occasion at Stamford Bridge ahead of the Premier League campaign kicking off.

Game4Ukraine takes place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and it’s set to be a star-studded occasion, with plenty of current and former professionals playing in the game, while a number of celebrities are also set to feature in the clash. The game will raise money for Ukraine as the country continues to defend itself from a Russian invasion.

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Ahead of the clash, we have rounded up all you need to know to tune in on television.

When is Game4Ukraine?

This game will take place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, August 5.

Kick-off is set for 6pm UK time.

Who is playing?

There are plenty of current and former professionals taking part in this game, with plenty of ex-London players, in particular, while there are also a selection of female stars involved. Here is what the teams will look like:

Team Shevchenko (blue team)

Professionals: Emma Hayes (manager), Andriy Shevchenko (captain), Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, Luca Toni, Dida, Gianfranco Zola, Carlo Cudicini, Claude Makelele, William Gallas, Samuel Eto’o, Mykhailo Mudryk, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Massimo Oddo, Christian Panucci, Danny Drinkwater, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole, Serginho, Jermaine Defoe, Petr Cech, Serhiy Rebrov, Julio Cesar, Katie Chapman, Claire Rafferty

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Celebrities: Ben Cohen, Russell Howard, Toheeb Jimoh, Ralf Little, James Arthur, Chelcee Grimes

Team Zinchenko (yellow team)

Professionals: Arsene Wenger (manager), Oleksandr Zinchenko (captain), Jens Lehmann, Joleon Lescott, Patrik Berger, Per Mertesacker, Robert Pires, Gilberto Silva, John Arne Riise, Robbie Keane, Antonio Valencia, Wes Morgan, Jack Wilshere, Gerard Pique, Bacary Sagna, David James, Charlie Adam, Mark Noble, Gael Clichy, Martin Skrtel, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Yevhen Levchenko, Oleh Luzhnyi, Mikael Silvestre, Darijo Srna, Carly Telford

Celebrities: Tom Grennan, Phil Dunster, Mark Strong, Ronan Kemp, Ben Shephard

Is Game4Ukraine on TV? Is there a live stream?

Yes, it is.

Chelsea legend Zola will be involvedChelsea legend Zola will be involved
Chelsea legend Zola will be involved

This game will be shown live on SkyMax, which is free to normal Sky subscribers. You will not need a Sky Sports subscription to access the channel.

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Sky subscribers can also tune into this one on SkyGo, Sky’s live streaming service.

What has been said?

Arsenal’s Ukrainian star Oleksandr Zinchenko has said: “This event means a lot for me, and also for our country. It’s for the Ukrainian people. A lot of ex-football players, a lot of legends will be there - not just footballers, but some famous actors. I want to thank them for their support and it’s going to be something special.

“The main target is to raise some funds to rebuild one of the schools in my region in Ukraine. It’s also another powerful message to the rest of the world that we stick together. For us as Ukrainian people it means the world because people might be watching this on TV, and back in Ukraine they’re going to think, ‘Wow, look how many people are staying behind us.’

“Of course, since the invasion, this is already part of my life. Every single day I’m living with this all around my country and with the people staying over there. My family and I try to help as much as we can, and obviously with the event that is coming on Saturday I feel that my mission is to try and help.

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“My kids will ask me when they’re bigger, ‘Daddy, what did you do when this war was happening?’ I just want to look in my daughter’s eyes and just say: ‘Look, your mother and I tried to do our best to help people, to help our country.’ Obviously I’m using football, which is the best sport in the world, to represent our country in the best way. I know some people have fatigue from this war, but all of us need to fight for our freedom and independence because I couldn’t imagine this happening in the 2020s.

“Imagine the place where you were born and raised, and one day another country comes to your place, destroying it all around you, killing kids and doing a lot of scary things to achieve what? That’s the question. So I’m telling people who have some of that fatigue that tomorrow it could be your country. That’s why we have to stick together and fight until the end.”

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