CHELSEA have been slammed by their own fans over the sky-high cost of watching the Europa League final.
The Blues faithful are facing huge bills to get to Baku for the game and only 1,500 of their 6,000 tickets have been sold.
Now, The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust have hit out at Stamford Bridge chiefs and their “unwillingness” to help fans.
A CST statement said: “We are extremely disappointed that Chelsea FC have been unable or unwilling to help Chelsea supporters overcome the travel, expense and logistics in order for them to support the team in a European final.
“The lack of a statement from Chelsea FC is also disappointing.
“Arsenal FC issued a statement expressing frustration and disappointment on behalf of their supporters; acknowledging the unsuitability of the venue, the challenges faced by supporters travelling to Baku and the need to ensure more care by Uefa in future venue selection.
“While this may not make any difference to Uefa’s immediate decision-making, at the very least it sent out a message to their supporters that they were concerned about the difficulties they face and were on their side.
“A similar statement from Chelsea would have engendered some much-needed goodwill from the supporters.”
Chelsea travel partner Thomas Cook are offering packages for the game at £979, which includes flights and busses but not tickets.
And the CST told ESPN: “They’re obscenely priced. I would go as far as to say they’re exploitative.
“They pay Chelsea a lot of money so they can fleece the fans, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
“It just shows that we’re cannon fodder to be exploited and the club are complicit in that.”