As usual, Spurs fans have been designated the Prince of Teck, Courtfield Tavern and Earl’s Court Tavern in SW5 as away pubs on the day. All three pubs will be operating normal opening hours. Fans should note that the permanent controlled drinking zone in Kensington and Chelsea will be active.
It’s roughly a 30-minute walk from Earl’s Court to Stamford Bridge, and fans are strongly advised to set off an absolute minimum of an hour before kick-off.
There are no scheduled issues with the District Line, which should be running a normal, enhanced match day service into Fulham Broadway.
Tottenham Hotspur posted all 4001 tickets for this fixture by Special Delivery before New Year, so hopefully very few (if any!) should have gone missing. If you are unlucky, you’ll need to contact ticket.office@TottenhamHotspur.com to arrange for duplicates to be collected from the Shed End ticket office with ID from 3pm on match day.
Arriving at Stamford Bridge
The stadium opens at 6.15pm for a 7.45pm start. Spurs fans should enter via either Bovril or Stamford Gates: instructions will be printed on match tickets. In addition to ticket, bag and security checks, fans should now expect to be asked to display proof of EITHER a double COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative lateral flow test. Failure to produce either without a valid medical exemption will result in refusal of entrance to the ground. Chelsea aim to check the COVID status of 100% of fans entering Stamford Bridge, and work to Government guidance of checking everyone aged 11 and above. Please be prepared to be checked.
CFC has stated that anyone arriving any later than one hour before kick-off cannot be guaranteed entry by 7.45pm. Anyone arriving later than half an hour before kick-off should not expect to be inside the ground by kick-off. Please try to arrive as early as you possibly can for this fixture.
Spurs has been allocated all of the South Stand, across both Upper and Lower Tiers. Roughly 1500 of our allocation is in the lower, feeding through 8 turnstiles with the remaining 2500 in the upper, feeding through 13 turnstiles. Spurs stewards will be positioned at the turnstiles to assist with any difficulties. If the turnstile flashes red when it’s your turn to enter, please step aside and approach a Spurs or Chelsea steward immediately. They’ll be able to assist with any ticket malfunctions without causing delay to the queue behind you.
Inside the away end
Spurs stewards will be placed in the away sections in addition to CFC stewards and the Metropolitan Police.
CFC plan to serve alcohol both before the game and at half time providing there are no instances of anti-social behaviour across either the lower or upper away concourses.
CFC is offering an Early Bird deal of a pint of Singha, pie or hotdog for £2.95 or soft/ hot drinks for £1.50 from 6.15pm to 6.45pm, and then from 6.45pm to 7.15pm via the CFC Express App.
You will be asked to show your match ticket on entering the stadium bowl from the concourse, so please be prepared to do so.
The whole of the South Stand at CFC has been licensed for Safe Standing, with barriers fitted in front of every seat. This will be operational for our visit. As all of the Shed upper and lower tiers are now standing areas, the back two rows of the lower tier are no longer available for sale owing to reduced visibility. Hence the slight reduction in our 10% away allocation for this game to 4001 tickets.
After the match
All Spurs fans will exit via Bovril Gate only. There are no planned restrictions of movement thereafter, unless there are instances of disorder, and Spurs fans should be able to head back to Fulham Broadway immediately after the final whistle.
Chelsea FC has provided a comprehensive guide for visiting supporters, which can be downloaded at the end of this article. Please read for further information, including details on CFC’s bag policy (bags under A4 size only) and a full list of prohibited items.
Here’s to a memorable evening, for all the right reasons, on Wednesday night!
3 January 2022