Chelsea (a)   Saturday 2nd December  12.30 pm

Trains north after the game are affected by a line closure between Retford and Doncaster. Some trains are being diverted, some just aren't running. The fastest way back to Leeds is from St Pancras. These are most of the services running , with fares as at 07/11:
 Leeds 0705 0741 0805 0845    Kings Cross 1511  1558* 1559  1626*  1658*
 Wakefield W 0718 0855 0818 0858    Wakefield W/K 1804 1846   1930 1950
 Kings Cross 0926 0949 1028 1059    Leeds 1823 1901 1938 1951 2004
 Single fare 43 43 52 43    Single fare   33.50   33.50 33.50

Fares from Leeds and Wakefield:

From 69.80

 Splitting as Leeds-Wakefield- Doncaster/Kings Cross; only valid on 1511 train back

 From 76.50

 Advance singles

106.20

 Super Off Peak Return
 
Fares from Sheffield:

From 72.50

 Advance Singles

75.50

 Super Off Peak Return
 
Notes
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1. Railcard holders can normally get one third off the above prices.
2. Groups of three or more can get approx 27% off East Coast Advance Singles fares if booked at www.eastcoast.co.uk.

If you're short of dosh, or just tight, and not in a hurry then you might be interested in the National Express option. You can do it for only 17.60 return from Leeds. It means setting off at quarter to 6 mind. Or you could of course say catch the train down and then the coach back, giving a combined cost of 51.80.

Getting to the ground
To get to Stamford Bridge you catch the Piccadilly line from Kings Cross to Earls Court, from where it's the District line to Fulham Broadway. It should take just under half an hour. It's then a 5 or 6 minute walk to the ground. Alternatively, you could just walk from Earls Court (20 minutes), particularly if you opt to drink in one of the pubs around there. Whichever way you do it, it's 2.40 each way with an Oyster or contactless card, or 4.90 cash.

Pubs
Many of the pubs around the ground are very partisan, if not to be avoided altogether (eg Imperial and One). However, the Slug and Lettuce normally has some away fans in it. There's a Lloyds No 1 (the Oyster Rooms) in the shopping centre above Fulham Broadway. It gets decent reviews, but I suspect they don't allow away fans in. A lot of away fans tend to stick to the pubs around Earls Court tube, before making their way to the ground late on. There are plenty to choose from. but they're all pretty upmarket, with fancy/expensive food. Three of the nearest are the Courtfield, the Blackbird, and Prince of Teck. A much cheaper option is the Goose on North End Road. It's about a 15 minute from both Earls Court (or half that from West Brompton tube) and the ground, but it's a Wetherspoons clone, which is reflected in the beer and food prices. A final suggestion is the White Horse at Parsons Green, which gets really good reviews. You stay on the tube for one stop after Fulham Broadway.

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Chelsea FC away fan guide
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