‘Stop punishing Chelsea fans ’ – Chelsea Supporters Trust send fresh message to government

Chelsea have been unable to sell tickets to its fans since the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich and the club.

Chelsea have been using an operational licence ever since, with the Blues restricted from carrying out many activities.

Following Todd Boehly’s bid being accepted to take over as Chelsea owner, Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) have now written to the government, urging them to change the rules surrounding Chelsea’s operation and allow fans of the club to buy tickets for Premier League games.

A statement from the CST said: “Terms have been agreed by the Todd Boehly led consortium to acquire Chelsea FC, subject to all necessary regulatory approvals. The logic of preventing Chelsea members from purchasing tickets for home Premier League games, therefore, becomes even more tenuous.

“Allowing sales of FA Cup and Champions League tickets, but not those for Premier League, was an irrational decision and punished loyal supporters from attending League home fixtures.

“Given the significant change in circumstances reflected in the ownership announcement, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust board calls on the DCMS to immediately amend the ‘special licence’ and for tickets to Chelsea’s last two home games this season to be sold by the club to members. Supporters must not be punished.”

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