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'The club has been unable or unwilling to help supporters': Chelsea fans slam club for their radio silence and lack of support on issues facing fans trying to attend Europa League final in Baku

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 11:34 BST, 24 May 2019 | Updated: 11:38 BST, 24 May 2019


Chelsea have been accused of showing no regard for their supporters over the mounting problems they face in reaching next week's Europa League final in Baku.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are set to return thousands of tickets for the final and a statement from Blues fans claim the club has offered no help with the 'travel, expense and logistics' of reaching Azerbaijan's capital.

But, while the Gunners have publicly slammed the decision by UEFA to stage the final in Baku, Chelsea have been accused of ignoring suggestions from the fans and the problems they are facing.

Chelsea have been accused of offering no help to fans wanting to go to the Europa League final

Chelsea have been accused of offering no help to fans wanting to go to the Europa League final

In a statement, the Chelsea Supporters Trust said: 'We are extremely disappointed that Chelsea FC have been unable or unwilling to help Chelsea supporters overcome the travel, expense and logistics in order for them to support the team in a European final. This, in spite of the Chelsea Supporters Trust's suggestions as to how the club could offer material help to supporters wishing to go to Baku.

'We suggested providing a subsidy for travelling supporters, having calculated the negligible financial impact on the club given the revenue earned from the competition this season. This is pertinent when considering that Chelsea FC's travel partner, Thomas Cook, is charging an extortionate £979 for the official package for the day trip to Baku.

'Furthermore, the late notice of the UK airport to be used for both departure and return means it is hard for travellers to plan.

'The price for Thomas Cook's package is more expensive than most season tickets, and again it is disappointing that the club did not feel they could offer supporters an extension for season ticket renewals, as

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