Chelsea sell out first full attendance home game in 17 months

It’s been 17 months (524 days) since Chelsea had a full stadium at Stamford Bridge – but there isn’t long to wait until it happens again.

It’s been reported today that the Blues have sold out their first home game of the season, against Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace (and their new signing Marc Guehi) on the 14th of August.

With the Covid-19 third wave still washing over the UK, “freedom” has been declared and stadia can be full once again. It will be unspeakably magnificent to hear the Bridge in full voice again.

The team can show off their new Champions League trophy, and salute their new manager Thomas Tuchel properly at last.

Who knows – there even may be a new signing or two to applaud too – but we’re not getting our hopes up too much.

It’s been a long time coming, but football with fans is finally coming back to SW6, and we can’t wait.