Supporters planning to attend our upcoming Champions League away fixtures are strongly urged to refrain from making any travel arrangements until more information is available.
The draw for this season’s UEFA Champions League group stage takes place at 5pm (UK time) today and many fans will be eagerly awaiting the news of our first three away trips in the competition, as we open our defence of the European crown we claimed in Porto.
However, with many of the vital details surrounding those potential away trips still to be determined, even after our opponents are decided, supporters are advised to wait for further information before booking travel to those games.
Although we will find out which teams we will be facing in the group stage this evening, the precise schedule and dates for all of those fixtures, home and away, will not be known until Saturday at the latest. In addition, rules on international travel between the UK and other countries continue to be subject to change and are constantly under review by respective governments, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
For the same reason, UEFA are also yet to confirm the availability of tickets for away fans at Champions League games. Neutral venues, closed stadiums and the absence of away fans are all still possibilities, as has been the case during the qualifying stages of this season’s European competitions and will be again for matches during September’s international break. A decision regarding away club ticketing is currently under review and further information from UEFA is expected shortly.
All the relevant information regarding tickets and travel for our Champions League group games will be communicated to supporters on the official Chelsea website, The 5th Stand app and our social media channels as soon as it becomes available.