Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed the first team players and staff have bought extra tickets out of their own money to ensure academy players and their families can attend the FA Cup final on Saturday.Sanctions from the government are still placed upon the club while Todd Boehly waits for his £4.25billion takeover to go through.
And it meant that with more important costs to cover, the Blues were unable to provide complimentary tickets to their youth players, which has become tradition for whenever they reach a domestic final.But the senior players and staff were determined to make it happen, with some Cobham graduates now prominent members of the first-team squad.
And Tuchel revealed Chelsea’s stars made the classy gesture of dipping into their own pockets to fund their tickets.“That’s what we did.
It’s a big competition. It is one club,” Tuchel said when asked if reports were true. “Normally the club would buy these tickets to provide it for the players’ parents of the academy so we stepped in and bought the tickets for them.According to Goal, it was star midfielder Mason Mount who played a key role in arranging the tickets for the group of youngsters.Read more on dailystar.co.uk