Chelsea supporters’ trust blame high ticket prices for poor crowd volume

After Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was critical of the lack of vocal fans in the Blues’ 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers, the club supporters’ trust have blamed the high ticket prices, reports BBC Sport.

It’s £50-plus to go. And young people – who are the most likely to sing and make noise – have been priced out of the game,” said Chelsea Supporters’ Trust chairman Tim Rolls.

For the Queens Park Rangers clash, the cheapest ticket for adult Chelsea fans was £47, while the most expensive was £75. Under-18s could get into the ground for £18, but that was only in specific parts of Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho was unhappy with the home fans at Stamford Bridge this weekend, and suggested that the lack of vocal support was having a negative effect on his players.

“At this moment it’s difficult to play at home because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium. I was looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people. That’s what is frustrating. Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” he said.

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