- Apr 25, 2013
Chelsea pulled in less than 9,000 for a midweek top-flight fixture with Charlton Athletic in the late 80s. In my time watching football I don't think (Wimbledon aside) any of West Ham, Spurs, Arsenal, or even Charlton getting so few for a top- flight fixture. At one time only Wimbledon had fewer STHs than Chelsea in the old Division 1 (London Evening Standard survey)Can't quite beleive (I can) that there are chelsea fans that ill-informed. I remember going to Stamford Bridge in 1987 with a Chelsea supporting friend of mine, Division 1 match against Oxford United, 4-0 to the blues, crowd of 9546 (just looked it up). I think Brighton were probably getting bigger crowds around the same time.