Chelsea struggling to sell Europa League final tickets

According to reports, Chelsea are facing a hard time in their bid to sell their allocated tickets for the Europa League final game against Arsenal in Azerbaijan this month.

Chelsea were allocated just 5,801 tickets for the final game to be hosted in the 68,700 capacity Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Regardless, as claimed by the Evening Standard, just 600 season ticket holders have opted for the tickets thus far, forcing the London outfit to make the sale available to members who do not have any loyalty points.

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The Blues will face London Rivals Arsenal who apparently need the trophy more in their quest for UCL qualification. However, the final has been heavily criticized due to the manner of the ticket allocations.

Fans of both sides will face a challenging 5,500-mile round-trip to Baku. The clubs are only offering a day trip to Baku through Thomas Cook excluding hotel stay and this will cost £979 per person.

Another cause for concern which has enraged the gunners is that they may be without Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan due to security fears.

This is due to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict resulted in the Azerbaijan government banning the entry of Armenians into their country.

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