Chelsea tie set to break League Cup record attendance

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After an incredible start to sales, West Ham United’s fourth round tie against London rivals Chelsea is set to surpass the Club’s record attendance for a League Cup match, smashing the existing 45-year record.

40,878 were present to see the Hammers record a 2-1 fourth round victory over Liverpool back in October 1971, but that record looks set to be beaten for the big London derby at London Stadium on 26 October.

West Ham United’s win against Accrington Stanley was watched by the largest attendance in this year’s EFL cup, and having been treated to exceptional piece of skill by Dimitri Payet – it looks as though that merely whetted the appetite of the West Ham fanbase.

With Season ticket holders quickly snapping up tickets and record numbers of Claret Members awaiting their chance to pick up a seat to the much anticipated London derby, it already looks as though the stadium is going to be packed with Hammers fans enjoying what promises to be an exciting cup tie.

Demand for seats this season has been unprecedented with 52,000 Season tickets sold out and a further 50,000 West Ham United fans on the season ticket waiting list awaiting their opportunity to get their hands on their very own seat.

Claret Membership has also seen membership numbers swell and with every home Premier League game so far this season selling out to the ballot, West Ham United fans undeniably are extremely excited about our new home and keen to sample it as soon as possible.

The move to London Stadium has caught the imagination of all kinds of West Ham United fans, with many more families, children and returning supporters showing their love for the club by purchasing season tickets this year.

Record numbers of junior members and families have helped illustrate just how popular our football club is and ensured that London Stadium is brought alive by a true reflection of our incredible support.

With the famous West Ham support guaranteed to fill the stadium, the team will be keen to repay the fans and continue the cup run even further.

As a result, there will be some world class football on display when the likes of Dimitri Payet take to the field against Chelsea.

Payet’s goal against Middlesbrough was a fantastic reminder of the skill that makes him one of the world’s very best – and the whole team are looking forward to a wonderful night of football under the lights at London Stadium.

Tickets for the match are still on sale to Season Ticket holders only and are available by simply clicking here.