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Chelsea to issue warning to fans ahead of Manchester United game

By Jack Pitt-Brooke

Chelsea will remind their supporters to behave amid a review of security arrangements ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup game with Manchester United.

A repeat of Sunday's Premier League fixture will have increased scrutiny given recent events and the presence of twice as many United supporters.

Chelsea will issue a message in tonight's programme reminding fans of their responsibilities regarding the safety of fans and staff alike.

On Sunday a Chelsea steward from the Matthew Harding stand had to be treated in hospital for a knee injury. It was sustained following movement in the crowd when Javier Hernandez scored United's winner.

Missiles, including part of a seat, were thrown at United's players.

A Chelsea spokesman said last night that they will "keep security arrangements under continual review" but given Sunday's events, and the increased away fans, tighter measures are likely.

As tonight's game is Capital One Cup rather than Premier League there will be 6,000 United fans, twice as many as on Sunday, occupying the full Shed End upper and lower.

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