THE RIGHT RIVALRY
This Saturday is Chelsea's first local derby of the season as we take on our west London neighbours Queens Park Rangers.
With a traditional 3pm Saturday kick-off and Chelsea's allocation of tickets in the away end all sold, it promises to be a cracking atmosphere at Loftus Road as the Barclays Premier League resumes after the international break, and both teams continue to integrate summer signings.
Last January's FA Cup match at QPR and the meeting between the sides in April at Stamford Bridge were good examples of passionate and vocal rivalry with the fans of both clubs recognising that abuse and discrimination have no place in a football stadium, nor anywhere else in society.
Chelsea Football Club wishes to see the level of respect at those games continued throughout this campaign, as it has been in our opening matches.
Both Chelsea and QPR will work together with the police to ensure that anyone using discriminatory or inflammatory language on Saturday is identified, and that the strongest possible action is taken against them.
Fans witnessing any form of abuse are urged to report it to a matchday steward or text confidentially on 07557 435421.
After the game you can ring Chelsea to report any incident on 0207 386 3355. Please try to note the stand, row and seat number of the person, as well as their appearance, height and build.