Chelsea-Fulham goes ahead

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The Boxing Day fixture between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford Bridge will go ahead as planned, despite scheduled tube strikes.

Fears were rife that the fixtures at Chelsea and at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers would be moved with the strikes affecting supporters' travel plans.

However, in a statement released on Wednesday, The Blues confirmed the game would go ahead, amid the travel chaos.

"Following careful consideration, Chelsea Football Club's match against Fulham will take place as planned at 1pm on 26th December," a statement read.

"Due to the increased difficulty in getting to Stamford Bridge because of the tube strike we wanted to give fans as much notice as possible that the game will go ahead as scheduled."

The club have also offered fans advice about travelling to the game.

"Supporters are advised to monitor transport websites and to allow plenty of time for their journeys.

"Buses will be operating a Sunday service throughout London and parking is free in resident/business permit and pay-and-display bays to the south of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough and in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

"However, supporters are warned that yellow-line restrictions still apply in both boroughs despite it being a bank holiday."

News surrounding whether Arsenal's fixture with Wolves will go ahead is expected later on Wednesday.

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