Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has appealed to the club’s supporters to behave themselves ahead of Tonight’s Champions League tie in Valencia.
Fans of Manchester United and Tottenham were both involved in violent incidents during away trips in Europe last week, and with Chelsea travelling to Spain for the second leg of their tieagainst Valencia on Tuesday night, Mourinho hopes that any similar trouble can be avoided.
“I hope the fans get on, that they have a beer or two, not too many though,” Mourinho told a news conference.
“It is a chance for people of different cultures and languages to get together.
“I hope Chelsea can be proud of their fans and that Valencia too can contribute to a positive atmosphere just like there was at Stamford Bridge where there were no problems whatsoever.”
The London club have issued a statement to reassure fans making the trip to Spain that every effort has been made to ensure their trip is a safe one.
“In light of recent events involving travelling English fans with their clubs, Chelsea Football Club would like to reassure our supporters that every step is being taken to ensure their safety for the second leg against Valencia,” read a club statement.
“The safety of our supporters is paramount.
“The two clubs, both sets of supporters and the various English and Spanish authorities enjoyed excellent dialogue and relations in the organisation and staging of a trouble-free first leg and that tone has continued in the run-up to the second leg.”