Chelsea fan ‘couldn’t help but root for the Spireites’

It was divided loyalties for one Chelsea supporter as she watched her team play Chesterfield FC at Stamford Bridge.

By Julia Rodgerson
Monday, 10th January 2022, 1:45 pm

Rachel Howard was born and raised in Chesterfield (where her family still lives), but has lived in London for the past 15 years supporting her local side Chelsea.

However when her hometown club were lucky enough to face the European Champions in the FA cup third round draw she couldn’t help but root for the Spireites.

Rachel said: “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend such a huge match for Chesterfield FC and the atmosphere when Asante scored was electric. Even in the Chelsea end where we were sitting as season ticket holders, the Chelsea fans around us extended their congratulations! We can now proudly boast that Chesterfield scored against the European Champions.”

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Rachel Howard was born and raised in Chesterfield but has lived in London for the past 15 years supporting her local club Chelsea.

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