CHELSEA fans were left furious after being unable to watch the pre-season match with Bohemians – having shelled out £11.
The club later apologised after fans on social media complained that the official Chelsea mobile app, The 5th Stand, broke down when they attempted to watch the game in Dublin.
6 Chelsea fans were furious at missing the start of the pre-season friendly with Bohemians – after the mobile app brokeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Chelsea website charged £10.99 for supporters to watch seven pre-season games ahead of the Premier League returning on August 11.
Matches were also available on a per game basis for £1.99.
Blues fans were excited to be watching Frank Lampard’s first match in charge of the club, as the returning legend named a youthful side in the Republic of Ireland.
But fans were left with numerous complaints.
A number of fans had already complained that they were being charged to watch pre-season matches, with the app’s breakdown causing further protest.
Ash gave a damning verdict: “Your stream on the 5th stand isn’t working.
“What an absolute shambles this is turning out to be.”
We are receiving intermittent problems with our live stream which may be affecting some users.If you are experiencing problems watching the game, please click on the link below to watch the game.Apologies for the inconvenience. #CFCinDublin— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 10, 2019
Everything Chelsea wrote: “Fix app ffs you have one Job.”
CarefreeYouth added: “And everyone is having problems with the streams.”
A Chelsea apology read: “We are receiving intermittent problems with our live stream which may be affecting some users.
“If you are experiencing problems watching the game, please click on the link below to watch the game.
“Apologies for the inconvenience. ”
TrueBlue said: “Sort out the app stat!”
Those who missed the start of the game also would have missed an early goal from Michy Batshuayi.
The Belgian smashed home from close range after a cross from Kenedy.