Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs enjoying a mid-season break ahead of the final part of the 2019/20 season.
The break is the first time that the league has taken the decision to give players and fans a rest after what has been a busy festive period and start to 2020.
Chelsea may be grateful for the extra preparation time, especially given that they face three crucial home games when they return to action.
Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich all visit Stamford Bridge in both the league and Champions League over the next two weeks, and it is three games that could define the Blues’ season as they look to hold onto a top four place.
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As preparations continue, here is the latest news from Stamford Bridge.
FA Cup ticket decision
Chelsea have made the decision not to raise ticket prices for the club’s FA Cup fifth round fixture against Liverpool next month, meaning that tickets will now be priced at £30.
Originally, a 35% hike on prices for the games was going to be put in place, but that came under criticism from the club’s Supporter’s trust, who released a statement on the issue.
“There is no past precedence when the club have increased FA Cup ticket prices from the figure that was outlined in the clubs ticket policy at the start of the season,” the trust had said in a statement published on its website.
“The CST is once again dismayed by the continued disregard shown towards match-going supporters, who have been subjected to expensive and challenging travel arrangements throughout this season.”
The statement has caused the club to rethink their decision and scrap the price rise.
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