The Special One: Sydney v Chelsea clash confirmed
The Sky Blues confirmed the blockbuster encounter on Monday, which will take place just days after Chelsea look set to wrap up their fifth English title.
Leading goal scorer Diego Costa, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, Spanish World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, captain John Terry and recently announced PFA Players’ Player of the Year, Eden Hazard are all set to make the trip.
The game will be Chelsea's only match in Australia and will be played just days after the Sky Blues take on Tottenham on May 30 at the same venue.
The blockbuster double header will be one of the highlights of the winter sporting calendar in Sydney.
Elsewhere, Villareal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma and Manchester City are also confirmed for matches across Australia against various opposition, making for a bumper off-season calendar of football.
Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow said: "This is a historic announcement for Sydney FC and for football in Australia.
"Chelsea are one of the world's biggest football clubs with millions of fans around the globe and this will be a huge occasion for the game in our country.
"I am delighted that Sydney FC will again be representing Australian football on a global stage. The game is a must see for all Australian fans and I am expecting a sell-out crowd at ANZ Stadium."
Chelsea are currently sitting ten points clear at the top of the Premier League table with only five games remaining and are favourites to take out the title.
Chelsea chairman, Mr Bruce Buck, said: "We are delighted to be returning to Australia for the first time in many years and look forward to playing at the iconic ANZ Stadium.
"Australia is unchartered territory for the modern Chelsea, and I can't wait to see our many fans there as we show our appreciation for their long-distance support of the club.
"We are sure the team will put on an entertaining display as we end what has been a memorable campaign."
In announcing the Chelsea exclusive for Sydney, NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said: "With over 509 million Chelsea FC fans around the world, we expect not only visitors from around Australia but from our neighbouring countries to make the trip for the match.
"Chelsea FC v Sydney FC will be a must-see for all football and sporting fans, and is expected to contribute more than $8 million in visitor expenditure to the NSW economy."
Tickets for the Chelsea FC v Sydney FC football classic go on sale to the general public at 11am Wednesday 6 May.