Chelsea invites London clubs to collaborate on seminar for LGBTQ+ allyship to action initiatives in football

The event, which will at Stamford Bridge and hosted by Clare Balding, takes place on Monday 4 October. Following collaboration across the London clubs and football authorities, the seminar will consist of three sessions, with the aim of improving dialogue and discussing the following principal questions:

– What can be done to support LGBTQ+ fan groups better?

– How can LGBTQ+ fan groups keep diversifying?

– What is being done to address HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) hate?

Other clubs taking part in the seminar include Arsenal, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Millwall, QPR, Tottenham, Watford and West Ham – as well as representatives from the FA and the Premier League.

Members of LGBTQ+ fan groups, including Chelsea Pride, will also be present, along with organisations such as Kick It Out and Stonewall FC.

Chelsea FC is committed to ensuring our club is a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and families, and is delighted to be able to work alongside other London clubs and football bodies, through this seminar, to address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and stop hate across the game.

Tickets Together: Juventus and Brentford away

Juventus
UEFA Champions League
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Kick-off 8pm UK time (9pm Local time)

Allocation and stadium entry information

We have received an allocation of 1040 tickets which includes 13 wheelchair spaces, 13 wheelchair personal assistants tickets. Ambulant tickets will be taken from the main allocation.

Supporters when entering the stadium will need to provide evidence of double vaccination and show a negative lateral flow test that was taken within 48 hours prior to kick-off.

Supporters should also check before purchasing a ticket the rules for entering Italy.

All supporters will be required to wear a face covering at all times.

Ticket sales information

Monday 20 September from 4pm until Tuesday 21 September 5pm: Supporters on the UEFA away scheme can purchase one ticket. Supporters on the scheme will be given 500 temporary loyalty points.

(Please note that due to shortness of time, supporters on the UEFA away scheme will not be removed if they do not purchase tickets for this fixture. However, supporters will be removed if they purchase and do not collect their ticket from the ticket collection point.)

Wednesday 22 September from 10am until 1pm: Season ticket holders can purchase one ticket.

Wednesday 22 September from 2pm until 5pm: Members can purchase one ticket.

Please note that tickets will be allocated in a strict selling order.

Non-disabled supporters can apply online or through telephone sales at the relevant on sales period detailed above.

Business season tickets or multiple season tickets in one name
Season tickets held in a business name (as determined by the Club) cannot purchase tickets for UEFA away matches.

Any season ticket holder who holds two or more season tickets in one name can only purchase one UEFA away match ticket.

Tickets purchased using season tickets in a business name or multiple names will have the ticket order refunded.

Collection Procedure
Once the fully completed declaration forms have been received a voucher will be emailed to the lead supporter who made the booking.

In order to collect the ticket each individual supporter will be required to bring with them in person the voucher and their valid passport. Please note copies of the passport will NOT be accepted and each supporter will need to visit the collection point in person. Tickets cannot be collected on behalf of other supporters.

Further details in relation to the location of the ticket collection point, along with match security and safety information will be communicated to supporters by email as soon as possible.

Deadlines
Please note the following deadlines are in place for this match:

Declaration forms must arrive with the ticket office no later than 12pm Friday 24 September.

Supporters who do not receive their voucher must contact the ticket office on Monday 27 September.

Tickets will go off sale at 10am Thursday 23 September.

Declaration form submission
Each supporter will need to fully complete a declaration form once the booking has been made.

The declaration form must be completed accurately including the passport number of the applicant.

Supporters who purchase two tickets or more in one transaction will be required to submit the application forms from that transaction at the same time.

Failure to comply with the above information will result in the declaration forms being returned without tickets issued.

Declaration forms can be submitted by click here.

Duplicate tickets
We regret to inform supporters there will be no duplicate tickets available for this match.

Loyalty points
Supporters will receive 5 (five) loyalty points for this match.

Official travel
Due to shortness of time there will be no club travel for this fixture.

Ticket prices
Tier 1 (Lower) Adults £49
Tier 2 (Upper) Adults £44.50
Wheelchair £0.00
Due to a strict selling order from the home club, we will sell tier 1 tickets first.

A £2 administration fee will be added to each transaction

Refunds
We regret that match tickets once purchased cannot be refunded.

Disabled Season Ticket Application Process
Disabled supporters can apply by telephone sale on the disability line 0371 811 2012 or international 0044 207 915 1950 or by downloading the away disabled ticket application form which can be found by clicking here.

Disabled supporters can submit this application form on the relevant sales period detailed above to access@chelseafc.com

Uncollected tickets
Supporters who fail to collect their tickets will not receive any loyalty points. Uncollected tickets cannot be refunded or resold.

All ticket sales are subject to availability.

Match dates and ticket on-sale dates are subject to change. Please check the website for the latest information.

Tuchel on a pleasing second-half response, ‘outstanding’ Thiago Silva, ‘unique’ Kante and fitness of Mendy and Pulisic

Tuchel was asked about his change at half-time and what was said in the dressing room…

‘Actually we did not change the system but that’s maybe the whole point. It seems like we changed the system but we just played the system with more belief, energy and quality. It was simply too sloppy in the first half.

‘With N’Golo on the bench, when you want to step up then he’s the best player to bring on because he’s unique and he can change any momentum. We wanted to improve our compactness and ball wins to put the match in the opponent’s half. That was the idea behind it and I’m happy with it.’

Asked to expand on Kante’s impact, the boss hailed his unique qualities…

‘He’s a top player. If you have N’Golo, you have something that everybody is looking for. You have everything that you need in midfield – work-rate, intensity, ball wins, skikful play, off the ball and with the ball, and even a goal today!

‘I see this every day in training and it’s hard to believe how good he is. He’s a unique player. We were strong in midfield together with Jorginho and Kovacic in the second half but N’Golo is N’Golo. He’s fantastic.’

Tuchel spoke glowingly about the performance of Thiago Silva, who turns 37 next week but continues to defy those years…

‘He was outstanding. He almost scored twice and he’s so strong. The delivery was good for his goal and we are very happy that he was able to score and open the game for us today but his performance even in the first half was outstanding. It was a fantastic performance.’

Finally, there was an update on the fitness of Edou Mendy and Christian Pulisic, starting with the goalkeeper…

‘We tried everything throughout the week and yesterday in training but it was so-so. It comes from the last-minute kick against Zenit in the Champions League so it’s very painful and he felt it.

‘He was not 100 per cent comfortable to go for a full stretch or to land on it so we decided to go for 100 per cent, which was Kepa, and have Edou with us to be supportive and to have a good energy. I’m so happy that Kepa played a crucial role today to have a clean sheet because it’s what he deserved.

‘I think for Christian the game against Aston Villa [in the Carabao Cup in midweek] is maybe a bit too close. I hope that I’m wrong but this is my impression. He’s not in training so far but let’s see tomorrow. Maybe if he had a good progression today, maybe it’s possible. It would be super nice for us to have him but for me it’s a bit doubtful.’

Watch the highlights of Chelsea’s big win against Spurs

On the day both teams and sets of supporters remembered one of the greatest goal-machines of all time in Jimmy Greaves, it was Chelsea who did all the scoring with a 3-0 win. 

The goals by Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Toni Rudiger, plus the other key action in a strong second-half showing can be watched, and below there is Thomas Tuchel’s reaction to the victory, with plenty of other videos in our video section. 

Match report: Tottenham 0 Chelsea 3


Chelsea
 (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta (c), Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount (Kante h-t), Havertz (Werner. 70); Lukaku.
Unused subs Bettinelli, Chilwell, James, Chalobah, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech.
Scorers Thiago Silva 49, Kante 57, Rudiger 90+2
Booked
Werner 80

Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris (c); Royal, Romero (Sanchez 83), Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele (Skipp 62), Hojbjerg, Alli; Lo Celso (Gil 62), Son, Kane.
Unused sub Gollini, Doherty, Rodon, Davies, Winks, Scarlett

Referee Paul Tierney
Crowd
60,059

Tuchel on Mount: ‘Sometimes it’s very hard to leave him out’

‘I would be more concerned if his face was straight and you feel some fatigue also mentally, but I don’t feel it. We are happy that he’s here and we will be careful like always with him.’

He further underlined the fact that he will only select a player if he believes they are in the correct physical and mental condition to produce their best, although the flip side of that means he expects nothing less from them every time they are in the line-up.

‘Once we decide to let him play, we have to not already have the reason maybe why he does not play so good. If we have this reason before, because he’s maybe overloaded or played too many games, we should not make him play.

‘If we make him play, everybody – himself, me, the staff – is convinced that he’s perfectly fit and he’s ready to play, and then we judge him on the same level like always. That’s life at a top club. You can never rest, you can never look back and you have to deliver. It’s a good life, actually, and the guys are used to it.’

Under-18s PL Cup report: Chelsea 3 Blackburn 2

Our task defending a lead for the second time was made easier when Blackburn right-back Leo Duru brought down Stutter as he raced clear and was dismissed. Chelsea saw the game out with the Academy’s attention now turning to the PL2 match against Arsenal at Kingsmeadow tomorrow. Tickets are available to buy on the door.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Prince Adegoke; Richard Olise, Kaiden Wilson, Billy Gee (c), Somto Boniface; Leo Castledine, Samuel Rak-Sakyi (Reiss Russell-Denny 60); Louis Flower, Ronnie Stutter, Zain Silcott-Duberry; Malik Mothersille
Unused Subs Harrison Murray-Campbell, Tyrique George, Edwin Andersson, Luke Campbell
Scorers Mothersille 45, 78, Stutter 51
Booked Wilson 14, Flower 74

Blackburn (3-4-3); Felix Goddard; Matthew Litherland, Charlie Olsen, Georgie Gent (c); Leo Duru, Charlie Weston, Adam Caddick (George Chmiel 79), Jake Batty; Kristi Montgomery (Evan Cunningham 54), Harry Leonard, Harrison Wood
Unused subs Ryan Wilson, Matteo Spinelli, Rhys Doherty
Scorers Boniface OG 24, Cunningham 76
Booked Weston 39, Batty 45
Sent off Duru 84

Referee Michael Smith

Mendy energised by boss and fans

‘You can see it at Manchester City and at Liverpool – two good goalkeepers who are ready to play. So you have to be the best for yourself but for the team also because when the coach puts you on the pitch, you have to show why he called you.

‘Every time you have to show it, and you have to push each other at training. It’s competition and Kepa, me or Marcus [Bettinelli], we want to be the best for the team.’

Two sources of energy are helping Mendy make the most of his early months at Chelsea, the support he is now feeling from the stands for the first time in England, and the drive from his manager Thomas Tuchel.

‘Last year we didn’t play in front of the fans but now with the situation we are lucky, we can play in full stadiums and it is quite an atmosphere at Stamford Bridge,’ says our goalie.

Gallery: Kante trains ahead of Tottenham

The French midfielder has shaken off the ankle injury that forced him to miss our recent home victories over Aston Villa and Zenit St Petersburg in the Premier League and Champions League respectively.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed at his pre-match press conference that Kante is ‘ready’ to be involved on Sunday and that he will travel to north London as part of the Chelsea squad.

The game comes too soon for Christian Pulisic but otherwise Tuchel has no fresh injury concerns. Romelu Lukaku looked sharp in training today and will hope to continue his rich vein of recent form, while our cameras also caught the likes of Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell testing the goalkeepers at Cobham this morning.

Take a look at our images below to see who trained on Friday at our Surrey base…

Brentford away ticket news

Brentford
Premier League
Saturday 16 October 2021
Kick-off 5.30pm

Ticket sales information

On Tuesday 21 September from 10am, tickets will be sold to season ticket holders on a loyalty point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Monday 20 September.

Then on Tuesday 28 September from 10am, tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty point basis, one ticket per person. The number of loyalty points required will be announced on this website no later than 6pm on Monday 27 September.

Advanced notice of engineering works

South Western Railway have planned engineering works on the line on Saturday 16 October (between Barnes and Feltham) which will impact supporters going to the game. Rail replacement buses will be in operation but fans are advised to plan ahead and consider all alternative transport routes.

Disabled Supporters Application Process

Supporters who are registered disabled can apply by downloading the away disabled ticket application form. 

Disabled supporters can submit this application form to access@chelseafc.com or by phone from 10am on the disability line on 0371 811 2012 or international 0044 207 915 1950, at the relevant sales period detailed above.

Disabled members MUST NOT purchase tickets for matches online as they will not receive a personal assistant ticket.

Allocation

We have received an allocation of 1,637 tickets which includes and allocation of 14 non-ambulant and 14 personal assistant tickets. Ambulant tickets will be taken from the main allocation.

Dispatching of tickets
Tickets will be posted out via first class post.

Duplicate tickets
Supporters who do not receive their tickets by post should email the ticket office on Friday 15 October before 5pm.

Loyalty points
Supporters will receive 3 (three) loyalty point for this match.

Stadium COVID- 19 Measures
For Brentford’s Covid 19 code of conduct please click here.

Ticket prices

Adult £30
Senior (over 65s) £25
Young Adult (18-25) £25
Junior (under 18s) £10

Non Ambulant Adult £30
Ambulant Adult £30
Non Ambulant Senior (over 65s) £25
Ambulant Senior (over 65s) £25
Non Ambulant Young Adult (18-25) £25
Ambulant Young Adult (18-25) £25
Non Ambulant Junior (under 18s) £10
Ambulant Junior (under 18s) £10

Personal Assistant Free of Charge

All ticket sales are subject to availability.

Match dates and ticket on-sale dates are subject to change. Please check the website for the latest information.