One of Chelsea rivals will be permitted to have fans in their stadium

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A small section of Chelsea fans returned to Stamford Bridge to watch games, albeit only for two matches, as Chelsea played host to Krasnodar and Leeds United.

Chelsea were classed in tier 2 which permitted only 2000 fans into the stadium. However, London has been moved into the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions due to rising infection rates.

This now means, Stamford Bridge won’t be hosting fans for now.

With this recent development, Liverpool, Everton, Southampton and Brighton are the only four Premier League clubs who can allow fans inside the stadiums.

Reacting to the situation, Lampard told the media ahead of facing Wolves on Tuesday: “Even though we are in tier two and we had fans for a game or two, I did feel it should be a level-playing field for fans. We have seen and felt the backing they give you and what it does to the game.

“I also think, and I’m not telling the Government what to do, we can really control 2,000 fans coming into a stadium. It’s unfortunate to say the least.

“We are making up as we go along and that’s not to be critical, it’s just a fact. We have never been in this situation before. Clubs are showing they can control it and I would like to think there could be something done to get that 2,000 number in, but that goes above my station.”

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