CHARLTON expects record home attendance this weekend this season… only they won’t be playing.
The Sidemen charity match returns after a four-year absence, with the duel at The Valley being SOLD OUT.
While the Addicks play at Barnsley at 3pm on Saturday, the YouTube football game is taking place at the same time at the League One club’s ground.
The match takes place between KSI’s sidemen group, who face off against a selection of YouTube all-stars.
And it’s set to be played in front of a packed stadium that The Valley can accommodate 27,111 fans.
If around 27,000 fans watched from the stands, that would be 10,000 more supporters than Charlton’s highest home attendance this season.
Charlton’s current peak attendance at The Valley this season was in early August, when 17,046 fans watched the 1-0 win over Derby.
Two weeks later, 12,644 fans watched the 1-1 draw with Cambridge.
Meanwhile, 12,392 fans rocked to see Charlton in action against Plymouth last month.
The last time the Sidemen charity game was played was in 2018 and money raised from the game went to the Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Young Minds.
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All seven Sidemen members will be on duty at The Valley – Josh Bradley, Simon Minter, Tobi Brown, KSI, Ethan Payne, Vikram Barn and Harry Lewis.
Meanwhile, KSI’s former rival and now friend Logan Paul will also be in the game, as will AnEsonGib, fresh off his sensational KO win over Austin McBroom.
In addition, TikTok star Noah Beck, who stunned with his performance on Soccer Aid, has also been confirmed, as has Australian YouTuber LazarBeam.
Also in attendance are Soccer Aid star Chunkz and Cal the Dragon.
Manchester United fan and United Stand founder and presenter Mark Goldbridge and F2 Freestyler Billy Wingrove are the managers.
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