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Chelsea Supporters’ Trust to compensate fans ‘left out of pocket’ for rearranged Sheffield United match

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) has announced that a compensation scheme will be set up for fans ‘left out of pocket’ for the rearranged away fixture at Sheffield United.

The game was originally scheduled for 13:30 on Sunday, April 7, but has been moved to 17:30 on the same day.

Compensation scheme to be set up for Chelsea fans

The Premier League announced on March 1, that the game at Bramall Lane would move to the 17:30 slot due to a request from the Blades. This left Blues fans who had booked non-refundable train tickets to Sheffield in a difficult position.

In a statement, The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said: “We are pleased to confirm that a compensation scheme will be set up by for those left out of pocket by the decision to re-arrange Sheffield United v Chelsea on April 7th 2024.

“The scheme will look to compensate those who had purchased non-refundable train tickets and will be set up by Sheffield United following a proposal put to them by The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust.

“This is great news and we would like to thank SUFC and The Premier League for their support on this initiative.

“This is the first compensation scheme of this nature to be set up. Specific details are still being ironed out and further information will be released in due course.”

Reaction to Chelsea Supporters' Trust statement

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) said on X.com, “Fantastic work by @ChelseaSTrust securing compensation for #CFC away fans. Join your local supporters group.” @Journalism_RP added: “Well done to all parties.”


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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