Chelsea supporters may be granted permission to attend the FA Cup semi-finals

Chelsea fans will be permitted inside Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace, according to the Football Association (FA).

Chelsea is barred from selling tickets or goods as part of the fines imposed on owner Roman Abramovich, leaving fans fearful of being kept out of the match on April 16 or 17.

However, the FA has been in negotiations with the government and has stated that both semi-finals at Wembley would be sold out.

Tickets for the Chelsea game might be sold via a commercial agency, with the proceeds going into a frozen account to avoid breaking UK penalties.

“We aim to have sell-out audiences at both of our Emirates FA Cup Semi-Finals at Wembley Stadium,” an FA spokeswoman stated.

“This includes tickets for Chelsea supporters for their match against Crystal Palace, and we’re working with the Government to figure out how to do that while staying within the confines of Chelsea’s current sanctions.”

The leader of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Julian Knight, has asked for amendments to Chelsea’s special license.

“It’s ludicrous that we’re facing a half-full Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Palace,” Mr. Knight remarked.

“Chelsea is more than simply a club; it’s a living organism with a large following and community.

“It was reasonable that last week’s game against Middlesbrough was played without Chelsea fans due to the short notice, but the FA has no justification for omitting them with this much notice.”

“The FA should be permitted to sell Chelsea fans tickets as long as all proceeds go to the people of Ukraine.”

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