Caltex Socceroos in action: Boxing Day preview
Mat Ryan's trip to Stamford Bridge headlines a big Boxing Day schedule for several Caltex Socceroos in England.
Aaron Mooy will also be chasing Premier League points, while there is plenty happening in the tier below.
Here's a look at what's ahead of our Aussies on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
RYAN'S BATTLE WITH THE BEST
Star shot-stopper Ryan takes on one of the Premier League's biggest tests as his Brighton and Hove Albion visit champions Chelsea.
The national team's number one will need to quell the likes of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata as he attempts to help the Seagulls go unbeaten in three games.
Mooy's Huddersfield Town have also picked up four points from their past two outings and will hope to add another three at home to Stoke City.
Without a defeat in their past five league fixtures, Bailey Wright's Bristol City can keep the pressure on the top two when they host mid-table Reading.
Aston Villa - for whom Mile Jedinak scored on Saturday - face a different kind of challenge as they seek to arrest a five-match winless stretch in their trip to Brentford.
Jackson Irvine and Hull City are similarly looking to overcome back-to-back defeats in a visit from Derby County, while Massimo Luongo's inconsistent Queens Park Rangers head to Ipswich Town.
BEHICH EYES CUP QUARTERS
Three days on from a 1-1 draw in the Super Lig, Aziz Behich and Bursaspor again meet Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Cup's last 16.
Aziz Behich completed 90 minutes in the weekend's encounter and will be looking to secure a first-leg advantage away from home.
Cahill's Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in Indian Super League
Tim Cahill’s unbeaten start to life in the Indian Super League has continued with his Jamshedpur drawing 1-1 with ATK overnight. In his first home appearance for his new club, Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer started in attack and played 74 minutes before he was substitute
Aussies Abroad: Milestone moment for Leckie in Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie has reached an impressive milestone after again featuring for Hertha Berlin as they continued their strong start to the season in the Bundesliga. The Caltex Socceroos winger came off the bench for the last 28 minutes as Hertha drew 1-1 with Freiburg in Berlin.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
In-form Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic produced a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 4-2 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian on Sunday morning (AEDT). Rogic - who netted in Australia’s 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait on Tuesday - scored an outstanding goal and then pro
Milicic ‘extremely proud’ of Young Socceroos comeback
Young Socceroos boss Ante Milicic praised his side’s “strong Australian mentality” after they battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw in their AFC U-19 Championship opener against Korea Republic. Melbourne City’s Ramy Najjarine came off the bench to score a stunning 89th-minute equ