Chelsea and football fans across the world have been waiting for Chelsea’s Champions League trophy parade since they won the trophy on the 29th of May. That wait is finally over as the club have announced that they will parade the trophy on the 4th of August.
The delay have been because of the European championship that was played during this summer. As much as 14 players from Chelsea’s Champions League winning team participated in the European championship. These players include Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, N’Golo Kante, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho Frello, Timo Werner, Reece James, Kurt Zuma, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri, Billy Gilmour and captain Cesar Azpilicueta, all participated in the European championship. So the parade could not hold in their absence.
Another reason for the delay is covid-19 restrictions put in place by the British government.
According to the club, “the UEFA champions league Trophy will be parade around Stamford Bridge at our Mind series fixture with Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday August 4”. The trophy will be carried by just one Chelsea player around the pitch