During the pandemic, Chelsea membership was postponed as there was very little prospect of members being able to watch matches live. With crowds slowly returning the club has announced the Chelsea 2021-22 membership prices.
This confirms that 2021-22 Chelsea membership prices will stay the same as the 2019-20 rates with discounts available for juniors and teens.
Why Get A Membership
Getting a Chelsea membership is the easiest and most effective way of getting access to Chelsea tickets for games throughout the season and is a prerequisite to getting enough points for key games and ultimately a season ticket.
Also who would not want to be a member of the Champions of Europe?
A rollercoaster season has seen Thomas Tuchel achieve the seemingly impossible and deliver the Champions League less than 5 months after taking over.
The winner may have come from Kai Havertz but it was N’Golo Kante who took the game by the scruff of the neck running the midfield and covering every blade of grass. Of the other heroes academy products, Reece James and Mason Mount delivered herculean performances that will go down in legend.
Every player this season has worn their heart on their sleave and came together to provide us a moment of pure bliss in a year of pain and frustration. Whilst as a blog we could not make it to Porto, we have been on cloud nine.
Heroes were made and now is the time to enjoy it, so here is some of the reactions we are loving at the moment.
Demba Ba may have only scored seven times for Chelsea but this goal will make him immortal to Blues fans all over the world.
Today, “Demba Ba Day” marks seven years since Steven Gerrard slipped allowing Ba to sprint clear and deprive Liverpool of their first Premier League title.
Whilst Liverpool were deserved of the title last season, this moment will remain an iconic moment in the league’s history and leave a permanent hole in the trophy cabinet of England’s second greatest Premier League attacking midfielder.
The decision by Chelsea Football Club is a mistake it is protectionist greed that devalues the game. When it comes to money vs the fans the club frequently ends up on the wrong side of the debate
One of the things that makes football stand out compared to other global sports is that in theory at least it is a true meritocracy. A team can be spawned in the lower reaches of the football pyramid and if they win enough games, get promoted time and time again they will eventually end up at the top of the footballing pyramid.
This is the essence of football the hope that with a fair wind and hard work any team can find glory.
In the Premier League the stories of Bournemouth, Brighton Cardiff and Swansea show teams that have been at every level of the football league to find their way to the Premier League and even Europe. A European Super League kills the dream of clubs making it to the top table and ruin the competitive spirit of the game.
With power balances constantly shifting, those at the top are planting a flag to make their performance and merit irrelevant to their earning potential.
The Super League is simply protectionism by self anointed top clubs. It is worth noting that two signatories Liverpool and Arsenal are not currently due to be in the top four this season and the latter has not competed for quite a few years.
Why I Oppose A European Super League
This European Super League is not one designed to add more entertainment or value. It is purely to drive TV revenue and prevent clubs like Arsenal being consigned to mediocrity due to a bad season or two.
It may sound hyperbolic but if the meritocracy hierarchy of football is abolished then I do not see myself continuing to watch, support or spend money on Chelsea Football Club or the game of football itself.
This power grab by billionaires who have long ago hijacked the game from supporters and true believers in competition must be resisted. If Chelsea were to be punished for taking part I would not object.
With no fans in the stadiums this announcement may seem timely, just as we did with the CPO buyout Chelsea fans must disagree with the position of the board and make their voices heard.
In the spirit of pandemic camaraderie, Chelsea have today confirmed an incredible act of generosity to help out our north London neighbours.
Chelsea today announced that Arsenal and Tottenham will be borrowing part of Chelsea’s trophy cabinet until the end of the season.
The trophies will be sent on loan by Chelsea as an extension of an already highly successful but controversial loan system used by the club to help those with fewer resources. At the end of the season the trophies will be returned to Stamford Bridge and we will all pretend that nothing happened.
A spokesperson confirmed
Tottenham lack Premier League trophy and neither have won the Champions League. By loaning Spurs a Premier League trophy and Arsenal our Champions League trophy we feel honoured to be helping those less fortunate.
This is an incredible act of generosity from Chelsea in the spirit of the pandemic.
Helping two clubs that were forced to sack staff and accept government handouts will surely raise spirits potentially be a money-spinner.
Spurs may have a brand new stadium but on the pitch times have been rough the last 40 years
Spurs Trophy Plans
Spurs have already announced a commemorative DVD and plan to put the Premier League trophy in their club shop allowing fans to come and marvel at the trophy.
Once non-essential retail opens up and in a socially distanced fashion of course.
A Premier League trophy will also provide some nostalgia and pride to their current manager about a time when he was winning trophies and managing a London club he could be proud of.
Arsenal Play Cards Close To Chest
Arsenal on the other hand have been coy about their plans. Rumours continue to swirl that the club will melt the trophy down and sell it to keep the lights on.
There is however no truth to the rumours that Gunnosauraus had been signed by Chelsea to replace Timo Werner up front following the mascot’s unceremonious release by the Gunners.
Sacking a manager during the transfer window always makes things awkward as Thomas Tuchel gets his feet under the table at Stamford Bridge. For those looking for blockbuster signings, they may have to wait for the summer.
Whilst signings were always unlikely due to the proximity to the summer window and the weird transfer market, the change in managers makes big moves and drama less likely this transfer window as Tuchel evaluates his squad just days into his new job.
We have already seen two players iced out under Frank Lampard return to the fold against Burnley last Sunday.
Marcos Alonso and Rudiger made strong cases for their reintegration to the squad with Alonso, in particular, showing how he can flourish in teams that utilise wing backs.
Danny Drinkwater and Fikayo Tomori have gone out on loan but we have not seen even a hint that Chelsea will be able to cut their losses on Kepa with a sale or even a loan move.
Gilmour To Stay?
It looks like Billy Gilmour will not go out on loan, a U-turn as he was widely expected to leave for another Premier League club to gain experience now he is back from injury.
The only potential departure in the next hour or so could be Emerson, who it is rumoured could be allowed to leave. As he has only ever been a backup player we could at least get a reasonable transfer fee from him.
Whilst half of fans think this was the wrong decision nearly one in three have taken the short-term view that led to the club unceremoniously dumping a club legend whose new signings were not performing.
A Manager Of Hope and Excitement
Lampard is an icon who had brought optimism and excitement back to Stamford Bridge. We were able to get behind a club legend who blooded youth for the first time in decades. Unfortunately, the transition and signings after the end of the transfer ban has had mixed results.
The sacking of Lampard can be partially placed on the heads of the players who have gone from heroes at the start of December to clueless and lifeless over the Christmas period.
The new signings Werner, Havertz and others who have struggled to adapt to the Premier League are particularly culpable to the exit of Lampard.
No Chance To Say Goodbye
The problem with no fans at games is that we have not been able to properly vocalise our support for Frank.
This must have made the optics and decision making to fire him easier for Roman. An owner that has given so much but has again broken our hearts with ruthless treatment of a player that fans love.
Beating Morecambe met minimum expectations, the main positive of the result was goals for Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Hopefully, be the catalyst for better individual performances and team performances.
League Two Morecambe gave a good account of themselves, but anything but a comfortable win would have heaped further pressure on Frank Lampard.
The result was comfortable, Chelsea had not lost in the third round since 1999 and the result was never really in doubt.
There was at least one piece of drama, even if a standard piece of Kepa drama almost gave the Shrimps the lead from a misdirected cross.
The biggest moment of the game was a cushioned header by Kai Havertz that game Timo Werner the biggest gift an out of form striker could hope for. Werner was able to smash home from just two yards out.
This was the first time Werner has scored in at least a dozen games and whilst an incredibly simple finish, hopefully, it will give him the confidence to get back to the level he was at in the Bundesliga last season.
Another enjoyable moment was from the also struggling Ziyech who placed a beautiful ball through for Callum Hudson Odoi to convert.
Finally, Havertz got a reward for a decent performance to put a bow on the scoreline. He connected with a Cesar Azpilicueta cross to finish an impressive header past the keeper.
The Morecambe game will not have a significant impact on the future of Frank Lampard or be particularly well remembered. However, anytime fringe players get a run-out and out of form players get a chance to build confidence and get on the scoresheet is positive.
The test will be against Fulham. A good result and performance is vital as it really feels we only have a game or two to save our season and keep the Lampard project viable.