Report: Chelsea fans could still attend FA Cup semi-final with new ticket plans being drawn up

Chelsea supporters might not be denied the chance to watch their team in the FA Cup semi-final next month thanks to a possible new plan of action.

According to the Times, a commercial ticket agency could provide fans with tickets to the game at Wembley against Crystal Palace and the Champions League quarter-final.

What has been happening with Chelsea’s ticket sales?

At the moment, the Blues are not able to sell tickets to their followers because of the sanctions imposed by the UK government upon Roman Abramovich.

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Any revenue streams have been cut off, including the significant proportion of ticket sales.

This has led to uncertainty about Chelsea being able to fill their section of the stadium in away matches, plus those at Stamford Bridge.

Only 600 wearing the team’s colours were allowed to travel up to Middlesbrough on Saturday, with thousands of tickets returned.

One massive step forward for the fans

However, this proposal involving the independent ticket agency might just solve this problem.

All of the income produced through ticket purchases would go into a frozen account, much like the earnings from the sale of the club.

As the Times state, ‘that would then be treated as part of the sale proceeds with the expectation that is distributed to help victims of the war in Ukraine’.

If this proposal is signed off by the Office of Sanctions Implementation, then Thomas Tuchel’s men might have a strong backing on the 16th of April against Palace.

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Not to mention at their European encounter with Real Madrid 10 days before in South West London.

Tuchel’s men need all the support they can get right now, as they continue to fight across three different competitions.

We want to hear the Blues’ chorus more than ever. Please don’t deny us our right to sing.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.