Aside from one home game in the penultimate game of the season, it has been a long time since fans were inside Stamford Bridge to watch their Chelsea team take to the pitch.
Matches in SW6 have been largely behind closed doors since June 2019 when the Premier League returned with Project Restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Around 1,000 supporters returned for a win over Leeds United last December before London was plunged into lockdown once again as the second wave of Covid-19 hit and it wasn’t until May 18 when 10,000 supporters descended on the King’ Road that supporters were allowed back inside.
6,500 were in attendance however for the Champions League final victory over Man City in Porto on May 29 as the Blues secured the trophy for the second time.
Fans who had gathered outside Stamford Bridge to celebrate were treated to a light show high above the arena to celebrate the win but now, a new look has been added to the outside of Chelsea’s home to commemorate the achievement – and you can’t miss it.
Emblazoned across the stand that greets you as you walk into the stadium grounds is a simple, and very large, spate of Blue lettering that says: “Home of the Champions – European Champions League winners 2021.”
You can also see in the very centre of the grey bricks that another Champions League trophy motif has been added to the honour roll, along with a huge poster of captain Cesar Azpilicueta lifting the famous silverware to the side.
It is hoped that fans will be back in attendance once again when the 2021/22 season gets underway in mid-August and when Chelsea will attempt to defend their European crown they won at the Estadio do Dragao earlier this summer.