Chelsea hand just 833 tickets to Ajax for Champions League clash following ‘disturbances in Europe’

Chelsea hand just 833 tickets to Ajax for Champions League clash following ‘disturbances in Europe and Great Britain in particular’… and London officials tried to ban all away fans from November 5 tie at Stamford Bridge

  • Chelsea usually offer around 3,000 tickets to visiting fans for European ties
  • But only 833 Ajax fans will be allowed inside Stamford Bridge on November 5
  • Officials had planned ‘not to admit Ajax fans to Ajax matches in Great Britain’

Chelsea will allow only 833 Ajax fans inside Stamford Bridge for their Champions League clash in a bid to avoid the violence which marred their run to the semi-final last season.

The Blues usually offer around 3,000 tickets to visiting supporters for big European matches in the Shed End.

But the official Ajax website stated on Wednesday that London officials had restricted their allocation to 833 after initially wanting no tickets given to away fans for the match on November 5.

Ajax fans took over London’s Leicester Square before game against Tottenham in April

A statement on the club website said: ‘The reason for this decision is, according to the authorities, disturbances with Ajax supporters in Europe in general and in Great Britain in particular.

At the end of last week, Ajax was informed that it was the intention not to admit Ajax supporters to Ajax matches in Great Britain.

‘Last Monday a delegation from Ajax was present at its own request at a scheduled meeting in London about the organisation of the match in question. It was decided today that the lower part of the Stamford Bridge branch will be made available to Ajax. Which means that unfortunately only 833 Ajax fans can attend the match. ‘

Four Ajax fans have admitted to their role in violent disorder ahead of Tottenham tie

Four Ajax fans were arrested during violent disturbances before the their Champions League match with Tottenham in April.

Scotland Yard reported Ajax fans breaking up pieces of pavement and wall and throwing them at police and Spurs fans before the game.

Three police officers were assaulted as they tried to intervene but they did not suffer serious injuries.

Four other men were charged in connection with separate incidents before Ajax’s 1-0 victory in the first leg of the semi-final.

Violent scenes on the streets around Tottenham's ground

Violent scenes on the streets around Tottenham's ground

A cone is seen being hurled through the air

A cone is seen being hurled through the air

There were violent scenes on the streets around Tottenham’s ground in north London

Footage showed Ajax fans clashing before their Champions League match with Tottenham

Footage showed Ajax fans clashing before their Champions League match with Tottenham

Footage showed Ajax fans clashing before their Champions League match with Tottenham


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