The Taylor Swift guide to Super Bowl LVIII as Travis Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs meet the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas

Taylor Swift is expected to fly back after her concert in Japan to cheer on Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs as they face the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas; watch Super Bowl LVIII live on Sky Sports, with coverage from 10pm on Sunday

As Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs descends on Las Vegas, so too does the latest instalment of a Taylor Swift story that has taken the NFL by storm this season…

Swift’s relationship with Chiefs tight end and future Hall of Famer Travis Kelce has emerged as one of the unlikely but immovable storylines of the 2023 season, her celebrations in the stands becoming one of the most sought-after sights on Kansas City’s road back to the Super Bowl.

Beneath over-exhausted camera shots and unrelenting questions, Swift’s presence has been transformative in garnering an entirely new fanbase to the league.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell welcomed the ‘Taylor Swift effect’ such has been its impact in appealing to younger female audiences.

Fearless was Swift’s second album release and catapulted her to stardom with the smash hit Love Story. Who can bury the nerves to rise in the big moment and lead their side to footballing immortality?

Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy loom as your obvious candidates to play defining roles as the respective quarterbacks of their teams, but it is from within the Chiefs’ young receiving core that a hero could emerge after a season marred by dropped catches and heavy scrutiny.