Chelsea could be forced to play at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, Twickenham or Wembley for four years as the club eyes a new £2billion stadium

Chelsea could spend four years away from Stamford Bridge as plans to build a new stadium emerge.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are planning to build a new stadium which could cost £2billion.

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These plans will mean tearing down Stamford Bridge and building a new stadium on the same site

With Todd Boehly in charge, Chelsea are looking to build a state-of-the-art 60,000 capacity ground in the same location as their current stadium, which has been their home since 1905.

Such a project would take at least four years, with the new stadium ready and available for play by 2030.

As a result, Chelsea face the prospect of several seasons away from home.

Fulham’s Craven Cottage is an option that has been offered, while playing games at Twickenham or Wembley Stadium could also be options.

It has been suggested that league matches could be played at the home of rivals Fulham, while top-flight Champions League and Category A fixtures could be played at Twickenham or Wembley.

Given that Fulham were allowed to use Loftus Road, the home of Queens Park Rangers, when Craven Cottage was redeveloped in 2002, it is believed they would be open to the suggestion of hosting the Blues.

Building a new stadium will be difficult and expensive due to its location in west London

Building a new stadium will be difficult and expensive due to its location in west London

However, the £2billion project to rebuild their own stadium would not be without its complications due to local railway and tube lines, an underground river and an adjacent graveyard.

That said, it’s been reported that the owners “do not view these issues as prohibitive”.

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