Chelsea licence altered to allow ticket sales again

Chelsea are now in a position where they can sell tickets for certain games to their fans.

When the Government imposed sanctions on the west Londoners and owner Roman Abramovich earlier this month, Chelsea were prevented from selling tickets to ensure the Russian billionaire didn’t turn a profit.

However, the government made changes to Chelsea’s special license on Wednesday, allowing them to sell tickets for away games, with all funds being donated to Ukrainian charities.

Tickets for the cup and women’s matches will also be made available, meaning that the home match of the Champions League quarter-finals with Real Madrid will no longer be played behind closed doors.

Additionally, Chelsea were also helped in their efforts to maintain cash flow, with access to a £ 30 million fund through Fordstam Ltd, which is owned by Abramovich.

Chelsea say an announcement on which charities will benefit from ticket revenue will be made in due course.