Chelsea supporters handed potential boost ahead of FA Cup semi-final against Man City

Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City subsequent month could also be among the many pilot occasions to trial the return of giant crowds to venues within the United Kingdom.

The Blues are set to tackle Pep Guardiola’s aspect at Wembley on Saturday, April 17, and will now accomplish that in entrance of 4,000 spectators as the federal government continues to plan for the easing of lockdown restrictions throughout the UK.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has advised BBC Sport that both the Blues’ conflict with Man City or Southampton’s FA Cup semi-final against Leicester City can be performed in entrance of a crowd.

The FA Cup ultimate and the World Snooker Championship, which can happen in Sheffield subsequent month, are additionally on the pilot occasion schedule.

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“We wish to get as many individuals again as safely as attainable,” stated Dowden. “We wish to make it as easy and handy as attainable for folks. That’s why we’re conducting these pilots.

“The plan is to take a look at elements like one-way methods, air flow inside a stadium and the way you work together in phrases of attending to and from the venue.”

He added: “The goal of this isn’t a lot the general quantity, it’s how they work together with one another. So it is the social distancing that they’ve from one another. It’s the behavioural elements.

“We can be testing them earlier than and after to take a look at unfold and look how they behave within the stadium.

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“We’re not simply chucking everybody into the stadiums, it’s being achieved in a really managed means and the aim is to get the foundations set can so it may be as protected as attainable from the 21 June.”

Since the United Kingdom first went into lockdown as a result of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, solely 4 Chelsea matches have been performed in entrance of supporters.

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The first was the pre-season conflict with Brighton and Hove Albion during which 2,500 supporters have been allowed contained in the Amex Stadium. The second got here in Russia when Chelsea took on Krasnodar within the Champions League.

Fans returned to Stamford Bridge in December with 2,000 watching the Blues’ spectacular victory over Leeds United and an extra 2,000 within the stands for the return conflict with Krasnodar, which ended 0-0.

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