The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust and West Ham United Supporters’ Trust are appalled, yet not surprised, at the predictable farce surrounding the scheduling for the fixture this weekend.
It was totally unacceptable for the fixture date to be altered with a week’s notice, however, the broadcasting companies and the Premier League have still not confirmed the kick-off time – this is a disgrace.
All parties have been aware since the fixtures were announced in June, that this game may have to be moved due to UEFA clashes. It is unacceptable that a comprehensive contingency plan was not created in advance to avoid the existing situation. The lack of planning and foresight has had an awful impact on supporters.
Tickets have been bought, accommodation has been booked, travel and has been paid for and plans have been confirmed. For supporters to not know the kick-off time five days in advance is deeply unacceptable.
Supporters ate being treated with complete contempt.
This issue must be solved as a matter of urgency.