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Adam Sandler spotted at Stamford Bridge cheering on Chelsea

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler cheered on Chelsea Football Club at Stamford Bridge in London on Monday evening.

The US star, 57, was pictured sporting the club colours in a blue jumper and a black winter jacket as he sat in a suite overlooking the pitch ahead of kick-off, as Chelsea faced Newcastle United in the Premier League.

It is understood the actor was a guest of Chelsea’s American co-owner Todd Boehly.

The Monday evening game is the first Premier League match Mauricio Pochettino’s team has played in front of their own fans since since being booed off at the end of a 4-2 defeat to Wolves early in February.

There was also criticism after they failed to beat a depleted Liverpool team in the Carabao Cup final two weeks ago.

Chelsea v Newcastle United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
Actor Adam Sandler in the stands ahead of the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge (John Walton/PA)

US stars have had a bigger presence at British football games in recent years, with Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney co-owning Wrexham, Creed star Michael B Jordan becoming a minority stakeholder in AFC Bournemouth and NFL star Tom Brady investing in Birmingham City.

Sandler first rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, before launching a successful film career with top hits including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.

Known for his slapstick comedy, Sandler has also excelled in dramatic roles in films including Punch-Drunk Love and Uncut Gems.