Chelsea have confirmed approximately 8000 fans will be in attendance for their Premier League clash with Leicester City on May 18, which kicks off at 8.15pm.
As expected, only home fans will be in attendance for the game as the Government outlines stage three of its lockdown exit strategy amid the coronavirus pandemic, which will see the return of crowds to football for the first time in almost eight months.
The vast majority of the 8000 tickets will be sold to 2019/20 season ticket holders and based on the loyalty points system from that season, with another 500 being put on sale among season ticket holders in a ballot.
Below are the details of when supporters with season tickets and the required loyalty points can try and get a ticket for what could be a pivotal game in the race for a top four finish this season:
Monday 10 May from 8am until 9.30am: Season ticket holders with 74 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket.
Monday 10 May from 10am until 11.30am: Season ticket holders with 69 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket.
Monday 10 May from 12pm until 1.30pm: Season ticket holders with 64 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket.
Monday 10 May from 2pm until 3.30pm: Season ticket holders with 59 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket.
Monday 10 May from 4pm: All remaining season ticket holders can purchase one ticket per person.
For the remaining 500 tickets that will be in the ballot, details are as follows: Monday 10 May from 5pm until 7pm – season ticket holders from the 2019/20 season who were not successful in purchasing a ticket for the League game with loyalty points can make a ballot application.
Supporters who are successful in the ballot will be required to log into their online account to make full payment by 5pm on Tuesday 11 May.
Now, the all important question – prices. Spurs have come under fire for their ticket pricing starting at £61.75 for their home game against Aston Villa for their final home game of the season.
The cheapest adult ticket made available for Chelsea’s clash with the Foxes is £39.47 and that is for a seat in the Matthew Harding Lower or Shed Lower. The most expensive is £49.47 and that is for a seat in the East Upper.
Here is the full pricing:
West Lower Adults – £47.36 Seniors – £23.68
Shed Lower £39.47/ £20
Shed Upper £46.31/£22.36
Matthew Harding Lower £39.47/£20
Matthew Harding Upper £46.31/£22.36
East Upper £49.47/£23.15
Tickets will be dispatched via email from May 13.
On arrival at the game, depending on which areas you have purchased tickets for there will be staggered entry times and gates to aid social distancing.
East Stand will enter via Stamford Gate
6.15pm – 7.15pm
West Stand will enter via Britannia Gate
6.15pm – 7.15pm
North Stand will enter via Britannia Gate
7.15pm – 8.15pm
South Stand will enter via Stamford Gate
7.15pm – 8.15pm.
Supporters who are successful in their application will also be sent a Covid-19 declaration form by the club 24 hours before kick off which must be filled in online and face coverings must be worn at all times when inside Stamford Bridge.