Statement from Club Owner Roman Abramovich

During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.

I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.
 

Tuchel: This final means so much to me

‘We met in the Champions League and Premier League, we have played against each other in the Europa League and now in the Wembley final.

‘This is amazing and I am so grateful to be a part of it, to have these experiences. It means an awful lot to me, to have this and I respect your English tradition of cup football and of Wembley. I can tell you, this means so much to me,’ the boss added.

Tuchel was also asked about the prospect of N’Golo Kante claiming the only trophy he is yet to get his hands on in England, the League Cup.

Women’s match report: Chelsea 7 Leicester City 0

England got in on the goalscoring action just two minutes later, our No.9 found herself unmarked in the box to head past Lambourne with ease to round off a successful day for Hayes’ side.

Next up for the Blues is the Continental Tyres League Cup final as we take on Manchester City at Plough Lane next Saturday.

Chelsea (4-4-2): Berger, Charles, Bright, Nouwen, Andersson (Abdullina 70), Ingle (Spence 45), James (Fleming 64), So-Yun, Harder, Kirby (England 74), Kerr
Unused substitutes: Musovic, Carter, Reiten
Yellow card: Bright 13
Scorers: Harder 23, 35, Kerr 60, 82, Ji 66, Nouwen 78

Leicester City (3-4-3): Lambourne, Howard, McManus, Brougham, de Graaf, Tierney (Barker 69), Pike, Purfield, O’Brian, Flint, Gregory (Goodwin 59)
Yellow card: Tierney 63
Red card: Howard 17
Unused substitutes: Harris, Devlin, Bailey-Gayle, Smith, Robinson

Attendance: 2,723

Hayes expects tough Leicester test and updates on five injuries

‘She’s demonstrated in those three games how valuable she is to England. She’s finally settled in an England shirt and I thought her leadership was exceptional for the team and I wasn’t surprised. Her performances this side of Christmas have been exceptional. She’s a top player for a reason, and that’s because she never cuts a corner, the application of everything that goes into her performance is always 1,000 percent, she is without a doubt one of the best professionals I have ever worked with and deserving of the recognition she’s getting, as well as being an absolutely amazing person.

‘In this football club, she is a key leader. She is a crucial player, she is a driver of standards, she is a winner. I know for sure that she will be crucial for Sarina [Weigman].

‘I know for sure she is a player I would put my life on, not just in terms of her commitment, but she delivers again and again. Even with setbacks, she gets up and she goes. She is so critical for both club and country. I’m just finally delighted that she’s getting the recognition at international level that I really do believe she deserves.’

Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 1pm and supporters can follow all the build-up to the game on our social media platforms @ChelseaFCW.

James, Kovacic and Ziyech train ahead of Carabao Cup final

James has not featured for the Blues since he suffered a hamstring injury in the draw with Brighton at Stamford Bridge on 29 December and has been in individual training in recent weeks.

His return gives the whole squad a huge boost ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley, in which Tuchel’s side will go after their fourth trophy of the German’s tenure – and his first taste of a domestic title.

Tuchel on how he will prepare his team for Sunday’s final

‘You take care of the final on a daily basis before, when nobody thinks about the final, because this is what brings you there. Then the closer you get, the more routine, the more behaviours, the more principles must be installed that you can trust yourself and that you can be free because in the end the tension is growing.

‘We try to give less information, we try to trust them and trust in ourselves. For me this is not the moment to do crazy things, crazy talks, but even that changes from occasion to occasion, from feeling to feeling. It depends how you feel your team, what was the approach to the final and the opponent.’

Of course, on this occasion we face an opponent Tuchel knows well in Klopp’s Liverpool, from their time managing together in Germany, as well as the Premier League over the last year. With the Reds on a run of nine consecutive wins in all competitions, including a 6-0 thrashing of Leeds United last time out, our head coach acknowledges we go into the his final as slight underdogs, but doesn’t necessarily see that as a handicap.

‘Playing against teams who are coached by Jurgen is not only pure pleasure, because they give you a hard time and of course we’re facing him with a very strong Liverpool team on a very strong run of games, run of results, in brilliant form.

FA Youth Cup report: Chelsea 3 Blackpool 2

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Prince Adegoke; Derrick Abu, Luke Badley-Morgan, Brodie Hughes, Dylan Williams; Lewis Hall, Charlie Webster; Silko Thomas (Leo Castledine 90+5), Ronnie Stutter (Jimi Tauriainen 73), Harvey Vale; Malik Mothersille (Tudor Mendel-Idowu 90).

Unused Subs: Ted Curd, Josh Tobin, Zain Silcott-Duberry.
Scorers: Harvey Vale 14; Malik Mothersille 42; Charlie Webster 72.

Blackpool (4-4-2): Alan Machlachlan; Jack Moore, Tyler Hill (James Harrison 88), Tayt Trusty,Will Squires, Michael Fitzgerald (c) (Johnson Opawole 72), Darren Francis (Prince Yelegan 80), Luke Mariette, Jake Daniels, Arnold Matshazi, Joe Strawn.

Unused Subs: Archie Cunningham, Johnny Johnston, Kwaku Donkor, Luke Byron.
Scorers: Jake Daniels 6; Luke Badley Morgan 59 (OG).
Booked: Jack Moore 62; Tyler Hill 88.
Red Card: Jack Moore 90+4.

Members ticket news for Luton

Luton Town (a) – Wednesday 2 March 

Friday 25 February from 10am until 11.30am ONLINE ONLY: Members with 117 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Friday 25 February from 12pm until 1.30pm ONLINE ONLY: Members with 112 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Friday 25 February from 2pm until 3.30pm ONLINE ONLY: Members with 107 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Friday 25 February from 4pm ONLINE ONLY: All remaining members can purchase one ticket per person.

Full ticket news is on the main ticket page. 

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.

Chelsea Women v Leicester City Women preview: Vitality Women’s FA Cup kick-off time, how to follow and more!

Covid-19 advice

With the Government’s easing of Covid-19 ‘Autumn and Winter Plan B’ restrictions on 27 January, Chelsea Football Club confirmed that Covid passes are no longer required for fans attending our games at Stamford Bridge and Kingsmeadow.

Neither proof of Covid-19 vaccination nor a negative Lateral Flow Test need to be shown.

Although supporters attending our home matches will no longer be required to provide evidence they are at low risk of transmitting Covid-19, it is vital they continue to do all they can to minimise the risk of passing on the virus.

Supporters must not attend matches if they have any Covid-type symptoms or there is a risk of passing on Covid-19.

There are some simple ways fans can help keep each other safe on a matchday:

•Wear face coverings in indoor and crowded areas, including the concourses, except when eating or drinking.
•Continue to regularly use hand-washing facilities and hand sanitisers which are located throughout.
•If possible, take a Covid-19 test on a matchday to check there is no risk of passing on the virus.
•The best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 is to get vaccinated.

Find out more here.

The form

The Blues are unbeaten so far in 2022, scoring nine goals in our last five outings. Most recently we were held to goalless draw against Arsenal at Kingsmeadow in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Leicester, meanwhile, go into the fixture having struck fine form just before the international break. The Foxes have won their last three competitive games back-to-back, running out as winners against Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City and West Ham United, scoring eight goals in total.

Chelsea Women v Leicester City Women head-to-head record

Ticket latest: Luton FA Cup and WSL vs Tottenham

Luton Town vs Chelsea 

This Emirates FA Cup match will take place on Wednesday 2 March, kick-off 7.15pm.

Ticket sales information:

Thursday 24 February from 10.00am until 11.30am ONLINE ONLY: Season ticket holders with 137 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Thursday 24 February from 12 noon until 1.30pm ONLINE ONLY: Season ticket holders with 132 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Thursday 24 February from 2.00pm until 3.30pm ONLINE ONLY: Season ticket holders with 127 loyalty points or more can purchase one ticket per person.

Thursday 24 February from 4.00pm ONLINE ONLY: All remaining Season ticket holders can purchase one ticket per person.

Friday 25 February from 10.00am until 11.30am ONLINE ONLY: 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 Thursday 24 February.

Friday 25 February from 12 noon until 1.30pm ONLINE ONLY: 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 Thursday 24 February.

Friday 25 February from 2.00pm until 3.30pm ONLINE ONLY: 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 Thursday 24 February.

Friday 25 February from 4.00pm ONLINE ONLY: All remaining members can purchase one ticket per person. Season ticket holders can still purchase one ticket per person if they have not already done so.

Disabled Supporters Application Process

Disabled supporters can apply by telephone sales on the disability line 0371 811 2012 or international 0044 207 915 1950 or by submitting the application form to access@chelseafc.com during the relevant sales period as detailed above.

Supporters who are registered disabled wishing to apply by email can download the away disabled ticket application form which can be found by clicking here.

To receive a personal assistant ticket disabled season ticket holders/members will need to apply by telephone sale or via the application form and not purchasing online.

Non-Ambulant Allocation

• The non-ambulant allocation is not allocated within the away area. They are situated behind the goal, but as close as they can be, along the side nearest to the away end. This area is shared with home wheelchair users. They can only allocate one personal assistant with one wheelchair space.
• The entrance is at gate 9 on the Mapel Road Bridge, a 5-minute journey from the car park or 2 minutes from the coach drop-off point.
• There is a steep ramp to navigate down and back up, if assistance is needed, please ask a steward.
• The disabled area is small, therefore please be aware when coming in a mobility scooter extra assistance may be require guiding you into this area.
• Refreshments are not accessible to the wheelchair area, there a steward/catering assistant who will take orders if required.
• Please be aware that as you have to go onto the side of the pitch to enter the disabled area, please arrive in good time. You may be asked to wait a few minutes after the game is finish for the majority of the players and staff to leave the pitch before you are able to exit the disabled area.

Ambulant Allocation

• Please note that all tickets are unreserved seating.

Coach Travel

Coach travel to Kenilworth Road will be on sale at 10am on Wednesday 23 February. Coaches (including a wheelchair accessible coach) will depart Stamford Bridge at 3.45pm. Coaches will be priced at £10.

Applications for coach travel will be open until 5pm on Friday 25 February. Applications may close earlier if coaches reach full capacity. Please note that all timings are estimated and will be confirmed on your final itinerary sent via email 3 – 5 days before travel. Supporters can click here to purchase or call on 0333 230 9115.

Supporters should only book travel if they have a valid match ticket.

Car Parking at Stamford Bridge

Car parking at Stamford Bridge for domestic coach travel is now available to book with Sportsbreaks.com. Parking is priced at £10 per vehicle and you will be able to select this option when making your normal coach travel booking. Please follow instructions when making your booking with Sportsbreaks.com, ensuring you provide them correctly with your car make and registration. Car parking will not be available to supporters who have not pre-booked this with sportsbreaks.com. We recommend booking early as spaces are limited.

Allocation

We have received an allocation of 1,510 tickets which includes an allocation of five non-ambulant and five personal assistant tickets. Ambulant tickets will be taken from the main allocation. All tickets are unreserved seating.

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 Wednesday 2 March before 5pm.

Loyalty points

Supporters will receive five loyalty points for this match.

Ticket prices

Adult £32
Senior (65 and over) £28
Golden Seniors (Over-75) £26
Young Adults (Under-22) £24
Under-19s £21
Youth Under-17 £16
Juniors Under-10 £12

Non Ambulant Adult £28
Non Ambulant Senior (65-74) £26
Non Ambulant Golden Seniors (over-75) £24
Non Ambulant Under-22 (19-21 £21
Non Ambulant Under-19 (17-18) £16
Non Ambulant Under-17 (10-16) £12
Non Ambulant Under-10 £12

Ambulant Adult £28
Ambulant Senior (65-74) £26
Ambulant Golden Seniors (over 75) £24
Ambulant Under-22 (19-21 £21
Ambulant Under-19 (17-18) £16
Ambulant Under-17 (10-16) £12
Ambulant Under-10 £12

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.