The official matchday programme is back for the 2020/21 season, including all your favourite features and plenty of new additions – and you can take out a subscription or pre-order the first issue now.
With the new campaign set to begin without fans in the stadium due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are making sure at least one part of your usual matchday ritual can stay the same. The best way to ensure you get your hands on the matchday programme, which boasts a fresh look this season, is by taking out a subscription that not only guarantees every issue – that’s Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup – is delivered direct to your doorstep, but also ensures you get it at the best possible price. However, you can also order on a game-by-game basis. In every issue of the matchday programme Blues head coach Frank Lampard and captain Cesar Azpilicueta address you, the supporters, directly, through their programme notes. Frank and Azpi will reveal what’s going on behind the scenes at Cobham and Stamford Bridge, giving supporters unparalleled insight into the dressing room.
There will also be an exclusive interview with a member of the men’s first-team squad in each programme. After a busy summer in the transfer market, there are plenty of new faces to introduce you to – and in the early weeks of the season you will be able to hear the fascinating back stories of each of our new signings, told by them in their own words. The managers of our Academy and Women’s teams also have their own columns, to not only keep you up to date with what’s happening elsewhere at the club, but to take you closer than ever to these sides. The matchday programme is not just about the here and now, either. Our historical content this season will include club historian Rick Glanvill taking an in-depth look into every nook and cranny of Stamford Bridge, as we explore what makes our west London home so special; What’s the Story will feature a different former Blue looking back at a famous event from yesteryear; and The Vault will bring you some of the best imagery from a chosen subject, whether that’s a new signing’s career, football fashion from years gone by or famous visitors to the Bridge.
You can also send in your entries for our Message Board pages. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or you just want to let everyone know how much you love the Blues, send us your pictures and messages to [email protected] You can take out a subscription, priced £80 (including P&P for UK customers), or pre-order a single programme, priced £3.50 per programme (plus P&P) from our programme partner Reach Sport.