UK government announces plans to allow fans back into Stamford Bridge next month, but clubs are not happy

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The UK government has revealed its plans to allow fans back to stadiums after the ongoing lockdown is lifted on December 2.

According to reports, the government has concluded plans to allow up to 4,000 fans back into stadiums in tier-1 areas, where the risk of spreading the deadly coronavirus is low.

Stadiums in tier-2 areas, where the risk of spreading the virus is significantly higher, will be allowed to host up to 2,000 fans, while tier-3 areas, where the risk of contracting the virus is considered at its strongest, fans will not be allowed into stadiums for now.

London and all the other regions of England are expected to learn which tier they will be in on Thursday.

The UK government is expected to release an updated list of its ranking for cities and areas in the country this Thursday, so perhaps, we wait and see what will be the fate of Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Premier League clubs could reject the chance to welcome fans back into their grounds next week due to concerns over cost.

All 20 Premier League clubs would lose significant sums even with 4,000 fans back at grounds, with Daily Mail reporting that most of the 20 clubs operate at break-even figure of at least 10,000 ticket sales.

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