CHELSEA MAY HAVE TO WAIT SEVEN YEARS FOR NEW STADIUM

Chelsea are set to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least the next seven years, despite the club considering options for a move.

The Blues failed in their £300million bid to buy the Battersea Power Station in 2012, and are refusing to consider a move in and around Earl’s Court and Old Oak Common.

The Premier League outfit are said to prefer a move as close to Stamford Bridge as possible, and are even open to redeveloping the venue.

It was reported in September that the club had enquired with the Rugby Football Union over the potential of using Twickenham Stadium as a temporary home.

Figures have revealed that Chelsea miss out on almost £35million a season to London rivals Arsenal due to their inferior 42,000 capacity, but the club have estimated that it would cost around £20,000 per extra seat to redevelop their current home.

Posted on 12/11/2014