Fireball Football Club Chelsea is set to welcome back fans, when they go head to head against Leicester City in their final home match of this season.
But, there are rules to this new development, as it has been made known that away fans would not be allowed to support their team. That is, the only supporters that would will be in attendance would be Chelsea’s. This is due to the fact that pandemic restrictions and government imposed guidelines are set to be lifted from May 17, as announced.
What the Premier League has said?
In a statement released earlier today, “The Premier League has today confirmed that the final two Matchweeks of the 2020/21 season will be limited to home fans, subject to the Government easing lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom.
“Supporters are expected to be able to return to stadiums from 17 May in a reduced capacity, pending the final Government decision on planned Step 3 conditions, which will be announced no later than 10 May.
“The Premier League last week confirmed fixtures have been rescheduled to provide an opportunity for each club to host one home match with supporters before the end of the season.
“Matchweek 37 will now be played on 18-19 May, with the final matches of the season kicking off at 16:00 BST on Sunday 23 May as planned.
“Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the League and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximising the opportunity for home-fan attendance.
“The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing COVID-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.
“Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season.”
What are Chelsea supporters saying regarding the new development?
Yes, Chelsea’s supporters are going to be very integral in their final home match against top rivals, Leicester City who have been so impressive this season. It is of course a welcome development for them.
They will then be hosted at Villa Park on the last day of the season to face strong Aston Villa.
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