When little Hudson McCarthy sent his beloved Chelsea a video message requesting the players to come visit him for a barbecue in his Perth backwyard a few weeks ago, little did the four-year-old know his wish would be fulfilled and then some.
For on Sunday, David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ethan Ampadu came over to the McCarthy’s abode to make it an unforgettable evening for the young Blues fan and his family.
Maurizio Sarri’s men are in the city of Perth as they take on Perth Gloy FC on Monday evening (1700 IST) for the first pre-season tie of the summer.
So after their training session on Sunday, the three Chelsea stars all dropped in and not only did they fulfil Hudson’s request, they literally made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Luiz, a popular figure among the Chelsea fanbase, offered the four-year-old the chance to lead the players out as a mascot when the Blues take on Perth Glory.
The players even had a kickabout in the McCarthy’s backyard with the affable Brazilian declaring he would score a goal for Hudson on Monday.
A tall claim, considering he’s a defender but then again the South American has a mean free-kick and he may just come good on his promise.
With a new celebration, after inputs from Hudson, to boot, Luiz will look to begin the Sarri era in style.
Here’s the entire video and we challenge you to find a better way to kickstart your week:
The Blues have made waves in the transfer market with their £60 million acquisition of Napoli midfielder Jorginho. The Italian midfielder will be seen in action for the first time on Monday.
However, there is cause for concern as the futures of Willian, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, to name a few, are all in major doubt.
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are circling and it remains to be seen whether the aforementioned trio will remain Chelsea players by the time the 2017/18 Premier League kicks off.
The Blues will open their campaign with an away clash at Huddersfield Town on August 11. Since they won the FA Cup last season, they will also be participating in the Community Shield clash a week prior.
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City will be their opponents in what promises to be a mouthwatering clash.