‘If this is possible, it would be the first time that it’s a full stadium. We had a great experience against Leicester and we could feel what difference it will make to our sport and to the game.
‘We can’t wait to experience it again but we have a long pre-season to go and there’s quite a lot of days in between.’
There are, in fact, 28 days to wait before the Blues return home for our Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. For those who are yet to be vaccinated, or who are waiting for a second dose, that is plenty of time to act in order to protect yourself, your family and the Chelsea community prior to the big kick-off.
Hands was proud to see the efforts being made in his local constituency and praised the impact of football to make a positive difference.
‘It’s really important because both Hammersmith and Chelsea, and Kensington and Chelsea, the two local boroughs, have two of the lowest uptake rates across the country,’ he said.