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Liverpool and Chelsea fans violently clash in London, one month ahead of the Carabao Cup final, after men’s and women’s fixtures took place on the same night – with punches thrown and no police in sight

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  • Chelsea supporters broke up the fighting between fans with limited policing 
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Liverpool fans leaving their side’s 1-1 (agg 3-2) victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage clashed with supporters leaving Chelsea‘s Women’s Champions League tie on Wednesday evening.

The fracas occurred shortly after the final whistle on both games, which simultaneously kicked off at 8pm.

Fans thought to be Reds supporters were videoed appearing to antagonise Chelsea supporters as both sets of supporters made their way to Fulham Broadway station – the Tube stop closest to Stamford Bridge.

Attendees at Liverpool’s match had been forced to change their routes from Craven Cottage due to the stadium’s closest station Putney Bridge being closed to fans looking to travel from the station between 9.15pm and 11pm.

In footage circulating on social media, some Chelsea fans appeared to taunt visiting Liverpool supporters after it appeared that some present were looking for a fight.

Chelsea fans appeared to be initially antagonised by visiting Liverpool fans before multiple fights broke out and one fan was set upon

Chelsea fans appeared to be initially antagonised by visiting Liverpool fans before multiple fights broke out and one fan was set upon

Chelsea fans appeared to be initially antagonised by visiting Liverpool fans before multiple fights broke out and one fan was set upon

Blues fans broke up the scuffle

They later chased away supporters with limited policing in the area around Fulham Broadway tube station

Blues fans broke up the scuffle (left) before chasing away supporters with limited policing in the area around Fulham Broadway tube station

Several scraps between fans broke out, before a group of men and women draped in Chelsea colours stepping into the fray to break up an attack on one of their fellow supporters. 

The few stewards present seemed to be slow to intervene, but the trouble was quickly dispersed as fans took it upon themselves to force the travellers back. 

The lack of police in the area may have come as a surprise to some, with the two Premier League rivals scheduled to play just a mile apart from one another.  

Both sets of fans had reasons for celebrations – if not the feistiness after full-time – after securing wins. 

Chelsea sealed qualification to the knockout stages of Europe’s banner competition with a 2-1 victory in west London that leaves them top of Group D ahead of matchday six. 

Meanwhile, Liverpool are set to contest the Blues men’s team in their second Carabao Cup final meeting in three season after Chelsea’s 6-1 rout of Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening. 

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Chelsea were victorious at home against Real Madrid to top the group and secure qualification

Chelsea were victorious at home against Real Madrid to top the group and secure qualification

Liverpool enjoyed their visit to west London and set up another cup final meeting with the Blues next month

Liverpool enjoyed their visit to west London and set up another cup final meeting with the Blues next month

The Blues will look to banish their cup-final demons after losing their last three domestic finals – twice to Liverpool in the league and FA Cup – with Ben Chilwell stressing that the side had ‘unfinished business at Wembley’ at the final whistle. 

The women’s side have yet to win a Champions League title despite their recent dominance in the WSL and will look to bid farewell to long-term head coach Emma Hayes with a spot in the final in Bilbao in May.   

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