Followers have been remaining livid by the ‘shocking’ final decision to timetable a Premier League clash on Xmas Eve for the first time in 28 yrs.
It is now been confirmed that Chelsea will vacation to confront Wolves at Molineux on December 24, the match set for a 1pm kick-off.
It will be the only fixture scheduled for that day, having said that, that would not indicate that it will never be troublesome for supporters wishing to attend.
With Xmas Eve consistently applied as a time for viewing household and buddies – not to mention the unavoidable chaos that will plague community transport that day – the final decision to perform a game that working day has been fulfilled with a furious response from enthusiasts who believe that the selection is about funds and not the paying supporters.
A statement from the Soccer Supporters’ Association, explained: “The Premier League has sent an early present which no one in fact preferred in the condition of a Xmas Eve fixture.
“The FSA and our supporters teams have continuously told the league this is a lousy strategy and they have thoroughly dismissed match-goers.
“They’ve place money 1st, followers previous, and we will be looking at strategies to make that crystal very clear to the Leading League and Tv set companies.
“It’s shocking scheduling and we’re in dialogue with our customers at Chelsea, Wolves and other supporters groups, on the subsequent steps.”
These sentiments ended up echoed by Chelsea Supporters’ Believe in, who wrote: “It is thoroughly unacceptable that Wolves v Chelsea has been scheduled for Christmas Eve.
“Given that rumours began to circulate on this issue, the Chelsea Supporters’ Belief has been apparent that deciding upon this kick-off time will put another hurdle in the way of numerous match-going supporters. Not only could this guide to staffing difficulties at Molineux, but holiday getaway transport timetables will further inconvenience supporters.
“On Tuesday 24 Oct, we asked for an urgent conference with the relevant final decision-makers in just the Premier League. We hope that this assembly will be held extremely before long, alongside the Wolves 1877 Have confidence in, and the Football Supporters’ Affiliation.
“The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust will formally request that the Premier League thoroughly consults supporters on this situation and that they reverse this choice.”
A Wolves supporter referred to as Sean also aired his fears to Andy Goldstein on talkSPORT Push final week, stating: “I believe that it is erroneous.
“They haven’t considered the supporters in the selection – they’ve thought about the Tv set much more than the fans.
“There’s a few of points, the logistics of it and men and women may go to see relatives on Xmas Eve, continue to be with them on Christmas Day and then go to football on Boxing Working day just after.
“For other people there is the spiritual side of likely to Christmas Eve mass.
“Selfishly I’d go [if it was at Molineux] with a 1pm kick-off, but I’d struggle if it was an away sport, to be sincere.”