Police launch investigation after Chelsea and Middlesbrough fans violently brawl in London following the Blues’ 6-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge – with punches thrown and no officers in sight after the Carabao Cup semi-final

25 January 2024 0 By Total Football News
  • Footage of a scrap between fans was released to social media after the match
  • The Met Police has now launched an investigation into the violent scenes
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An investigation has been launched by police after a violent brawl involving Chelsea and Middlesbrough fans shocked the streets of London on Tuesday night.

Chelsea, who went into their Carabao Cup second leg with Middlesbrough a goal behind, cruised into the final with a 6-1 victory on the night at Stamford Bridge.

Jonny Howson’s own goal set the tone for the hosts, who leapt to a 4-0 lead at half time thanks to goals from Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi and Cole Palmer.

The England international made it a brace in the 77th minute before substitute Noni Madueke capped off an excellent night for Chelsea, scoring four minutes later. Morgan Rogers 88th minute strike for the visitors was a mere consolation. 

Shortly after the Blues’ triumph over the Championship club, a group of supporters were filmed violently fighting in London.

Both sets of supporters were involved in the brawl

It came after Chelsea triumphed 6-1 over Middlesbrough

An investigation has been launched by police after a violent brawl involving Chelsea and Middlesbrough fans shocked the streets of London on Tuesday night

It came after Chelsea thrashed Middlesbrough 6-1 in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg

It came after Chelsea thrashed Middlesbrough 6-1 in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg

Blues fans broke up the scuffle

Punches were thrown as footage caught the shocking incident

It was previously claimed the video was shot on Wednesday night, when Chelsea’s Women’s team were playing. However the Met Police have confirmed the incident occurred on Tuesday

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It was previously claimed the video was shot on Wednesday night, when Chelsea’s Women’s team were playing. However the Met Police have confirmed the incident occurred on Tuesday. 

Despite the chaotic screams and violent punches, there appeared to be little intervention from police during the video clip, which was posted to X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday.

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.

In the footage, some Chelsea fans appeared to taunt visiting Middlesbrough supporters after it appeared that some present were looking for a fight. 

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.

We previously reported that the fighting was between Chelsea and Liverpool fans, which is incorrect and has now been amended.