The government insisted on complying with the licensing restrictions, which meant Chelsea could not sell their allotment of around 4,500 tickets. Calling “sporting integrity”, Chelsea then suggested the game be played behind closed doors – which would have deprived Middlesbrough, a club of fewer resources, of the ability to sell tickets.


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