Chelsea complain after bus left waiting because stewards were ‘eating ice cream’

Chelsea have complained to the Premier League after they were, reportedly, left livid after being made to wait on the team bus ahead of their clash with Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Upon arriving at Villa Park, the Chelsea bus was told to wait before it could enter as the stewards didn't have permission to let them in.

Tensions then escalated as players and management spotted two stewards – who were blocking the coach – tucking into ice creams.

However, the green light was eventually given, and Chelsea could enter the stadium – after what Chelsea officials described as a 'needless' fifteen-minute wait.

Chelsea were locked in a battle for the remaining Champions League spots, and they asked for the kick-off to be delayed due to the loss of preparation time.

However, for integrity reasons, on the final day, their request was denied.

Villa ran out 2-1 winners on the day: thanks to goals from Bertrand Traore and Anwar El Ghazi.

And Chelsea's spirits were damped even further when their captain, Cesar Azplicutea, saw red, and Edouard Mendy was forced off due to an injury.

Both clubs denied to comment on the situation, however, according to the Daily Mail, sources at Villa state that Chelsea were already ten minutes late, and their wait was only seven minutes.

Despite losing, Chelsea wrapped up qualification for next seasons Champions League, and they can now turn their attention to this seasons final – against Manchester City – next Saturday.

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