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Revolution will play English club Chelsea — but when?

Chelsea will not be treating the match against the Revolution as an afterthought; coach Maurizio Sarri has been ordered to field a lineup of first-teamers.

Chelsea FC of the English Premier League (in yellow) during a match against Tottenham this month. –mike hewitt/Getty

The Revolution’s charity match with Chelsea FC is a go. And it will be at Gillette Stadium. The difficult part will be wedging the game into the Blues’ busy schedule.

Both the Revolution’s Robert Kraft and Chelsea chief investor Roman Abramovich have told team administrators to carry out the planning. Kraft announced the match during the World Jewish Congress at the Pierre Hotel earlier this month, but left out details. And those details are proving so complicated that there is little chance the game can be played until next summer.

Chelsea has 24 dates remaining in the Premier League, plus games in three other competitions: Europa League, FA Cup, and League Cup. The Blues could be playing as many as 44 games from now through May 24. That’s about one match every four days.