Liverpool challenge Chelsea decision

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Chelsea and Liverpool are set to meet at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup next month, and the Reds have issued a strong statement after being offered 658 less tickets than the 15 per cent allocation for the upcoming FA Cup fifth round clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have given the reason of ‘safety factors’ as why they have reduced the number of tickets allocated to the away fans.

Stamford Bridge has a capacity of 40,832, with 15 per cent of that being 6,124 tickets but based on the analysis of Chelsea’s Safety Advisory Group, Liverpool won’t be allocated up to the 6,124 tickets.

The Reds have challenged Chelsea’s decision and published a statement on Liverpool’s club website that reads: “The club has received a total allocation of 5,466 stand tickets from Chelsea Football Club for this all-ticket fixture.

“On receipt of the allocation, LFC challenged CFC on why the number is less than the standard 15 per cent FA Cup allocation.

“The club have been informed that the decision to have a reduced allocation is made by Chelsea’s Safety Advisory Group and is based on a number of factors.

“Chelsea said that the decision is final and will not change. Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.”

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