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Chelsea release worrying statement after fears of Christmas being ruined

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Chelsea have released a statement this afternoon in relation to the possible Christmas Eve fixtures and their game away at Everton.

Sky Sports are currently looking for games to be played on Christmas Eve, a day that is traditionally known as a family day.

Instead, the broadcasting company are looking to bring two fixtures forward from the 23rd December to the 24th, with one likely to be in the evening.

Arsenal v Liverpool and West Ham v Newcastle are two games that are being discussed but fan opposition is playing a big part.

With that in mind, the worrying side of Chelsea’s statement is that it looks as though Sky Sports are approaching several clubs over a potential fixture.

All Premier League fans are opposed to a potential game on Christmas eve due to both the aspect of that day as well as huge travelling issues.

For example, should Newcastle fans travel to London and back for an evening game, due to obvious delays they may not even make it back for Christmas morning.

That would be the same for Liverpool fans who would find it impossible to get a late train home after an evening game at the Emirates.


Chelsea have now released a statement after the Chelsea supporters trust voiced their opinion over a potential move of their game against Everton.

The London side would have to travel to Merseyside for the away game and would be at risk of not making it back in time to spend Christmas with their family.

The club’s statement takes into account the supporters concerns and expresses it’s sympathy to their fans.

They also cite the supporters clubs reasons as to being ‘due to the inherent travel difficulties and disruption to what is regarded as sacrosanct family time’.

Chelsea then confirmed that they have approached the Premier League with the fans concerns and apprehension.

Yet, we could well still see Christmas morning ruined for four or more Premier League clubs this year.