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Chelsea executives and supporter clash over UEL final plan


  • Chelsea executives reviewing the UEL final.
  • Supporters were furious with the Club over hike in flight tickets.

Chelsea only sold 2000 allocations out of their 5801 for the showpiece occasion in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The blues only had around 2000 travelling fans at Baku watch them beat Arsenal 4-1, many fans were reluctant to pay the exorbitant flight fare that was over £1000.

Chelsea’s chief Thomas cook, provided a fly-in and out service for the travelling fans, it cost about £979 per head but the price was criticized by fans.

The Blues supporters committee body released a statement expressing their disappointment in the way the club handles the situation and they also hit out the UEFA body for their decision of playing the final in Baku.
Buck also wrote to the supporters that bought a ticket earlier this week saying the club is reviewing the issue at Baku to avoid such occurrence in the future.


He said:

“I wish to reassure you that since the Europa League final in Azerbaijan, the club has been taking time to carefully consider any lessons to be learned from the experiences of our supporters who attended the match.

We have been and we will continue to discuss internally if there was more we could have done to help you get to and from Baku.

“This is also a matter we will raise with the Fans’ Forum and other supporter groups. We are always learning.

“I also want to make sure all of you know our players and management, and indeed Chelsea fans everywhere truly appreciated the extraordinary effort you put into attending the final.

“We know it was not an easy journey, with fans taking a variety of innovative routes through Moscow, Dubai, Budapest, Frankfurt, Tbilisi and elsewhere using a combination of aeroplanes, minivans, trains, and even a bit of hitchhiking.

“Your commitment to the cause must be commended. You are true Blues who travel over land and sea to support your beloved Chelsea.

“Of course, you returned home with some great memories: another major trophy for the club’s trophy cabinet; seeing Mr Abramovich beaming proudly at the medal awards ceremony; and saying goodbye to Eden Hazard, one of the greatest to ever play in the Premier League.

“Again, thank you for your incredible support. Keep the blue flag flying high.”

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Just returning from injury N’Golo Kante, has suffered another injury this time in training for Wednesday game against Arsenal at Baku.

According to British media reports, the French international is in doubt to feature in the Europa League final due to the midfielder twisting his knee in training over the weekend.

Kante was assessed by the club’s medical staff on Sunday to find out the severity of the injury, though the fear is the Frenchman may be sidelined for a long period of time.