Chelsea exploring possible temporary stadiums

Chelsea are hoping to get a conclusion on the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge by this summer, reports Tom Roddy from The Times. 

Roddy says that all options are still on the table for the rebuild of Chelsea’s iconic stadium including smashing it down or building it stand by stand. 

Chelsea have some temporary stadiums they are looking at should they need one whilst work is going on at the Bridge, they include Twickenham (home of England Rugby), Wembley, and Fulham’s stadium craven cottage. 

Craven cottage can surely be pulled out of the running as not only do Fulham play there, the stadium is more than half the capacity of Stamford Bridge, making it unviable for fans and less sense when it comes to atmosphere. 

Twickenham would certainly be interesting, the Rugby stadium holds a massive 82,000 fan capacity however it remains uncertain whether those involved would sanction a move for Chelsea to play there having rejected a request in the past when Roman Abramovich made plans to modernise Stamford Bridge. 

The likely outcome should Chelsea need to move would be Wembley, the home of English Football and the home of some famous trophy wins for Chelsea over the years. 

The FA would more than likely welcome Chelsea playing at Wembley just as they did when Spurs needed a temporary stadium as designers worked on a brand new ground, now known as the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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