Watford fans react to Chelsea ticket prices on Boxing Day

Watford fans have reacted with outrage to the news they will have to pay more than £50 to watch their team at the home of the champions on Boxing Day.

The Vicarage Road club today announced the pricing details they have received from Chelsea for the away allocation of 3,000 tickets to watch the festive Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

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The cost for an adult to sit in the Shed is more than double the price of supporting the Hornets at the Britannia Stadium, the King Power Stadium and the Stadium of Light this season.


Everton £44
Man City £42
Newcastle £25
Bournemouth £33
Stoke City £25
Leicester City £22
Aston Villa £37
Sunderland £20

Roy Moore, the founder of The 1881 Movement, led the criticism of the Blues’ inflated ticket pricing…

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Watford Status tried to lighten the mood..

Others also used gallows humour, mocking Chelsea’s league position…

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And here…

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And here again…

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One of the podcasters on From The Rookery End clearly didn’t think much of past trips to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup…

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This fan pointed out the wealth of Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich….

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Another touched on Abramovich’s form for firing managers…

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This Twitter account never pulls its punches, believing this pricing structure will sort the wheat from the chaff…

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This fan encourage supporters to vote with their feet…

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Advice heeded by this Hornet…

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This fan knows what he would do if he was running Watford’s ticket office…

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And, finally, this video clip (coincidentally featuring a former Chelsea player) made us laugh…

Watford fans could do what Bayern Munich fans did on their recent trip to London and boycott the first five minutes of the match, like they did at the Emirates Stadium for the Champions League match. However, having potentially paid £16 in official club coach travel and £55 for ticket, it would just compound matters if you missed Troy Deeney smash in a goal-of-the-season-contender after three minutes.