Chelsea facing four-year Stamford Bridge exile

As reported in an exclusive from the Daily Mail, Chelsea could face a four-year exile from Stamford Bridge, with a move to Wembley reportedly the most likely destination.

What’s the word?

The report reveals problems with building over rafts over railway lines could be a big problem in getting their current home revamped for the initial outline of the 2021-22 campaign.

Club chiefs are said to be resigned to the fact the Blues will be facing four years on the road, with their current home understood to be an awkward one to build upon, due to it’s close proximity to lines in both northern and eastern lines.

With bitter rivals Tottenham set to contest all of their home games at Wembley next season, Chelsea could follow suit should they temporarily leave the Bridge as planned at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Any alternatives?

Simply moving to Wembley for four years isn’t as simple as it sounds. Spurs’ residency there is said to have attracted a lot of criticism and objection from those who live in the area and that was just for one season.

The likes of West Ham’s London Stadium, Reading’s Madjeski Stadium and Twickenham are thought to have been considered as alternatives, though each represent their own issues.

Either way, four years away from Stamford Bridge is likely to have a huge impact on the immediate future of the club, as well as their spending power in the transfer market.