Then why not go to Blackburn a week earlier? Official allocation of just under 5,000 and as of 20th October just over 3,000 sold, so there are plenty of tickets still available.

They go on general sale on Monday October 25th when you can buy up to 4 per person. Tickets, at £35 for adults, are £10 cheaper than at Anfield and you get to see the same Chelsea play with a lot less grief from the home supporters!

Official Club coach travel is available for £32 and they arrive in plenty of time to pop across the road to the large, away fan friendly pub, the Fernhurst for a few pre match beers. There is also parking available in the pub car park if you arrive early enough. Should you not want to drive but still travel by car then why not try the club’s car share scheme where you can share petrol costs with fellow Chelsea fans going there from your local area? Have a look here to see if it suits you.

Birmingham City, at St Andrews, on November 20th is another match with a larger then normal away ticket allocation. Chelsea are offered up to 4,500 tickets for this game and despite initial reluctance from the powers that be at our club to take this many for our match last season, we sold the lot!! An especially good effort from Chelsea fans considering the game was on Boxing Day and there was no public transport available to get to the game from London.

Tickets for this game go on sale to season ticket holders on October 25th and to members a week later on November 1st. There are some good deals to be had if you want to travel by train, either by Virgin from Euston or Chiltern Railways from Marylebone. The club will also be running coaches.

See you up there for two good days out!

Cliff Auger