Chelsea supporters against Emirates or White Hart Lane ground share

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With plans in place over the potential redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, speculation has been growing regarding a potential temporary home for Chelsea.

A proposed move to either Twickenham or Wembley has been suggested, with some rumours insisting that the Blues could even move into the Emirates or White Hart Lane on a part time basis. 

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Chelsea plans 

However, as reported by the Daily Star, a leading Chelsea supporters' trust have insisted that it would be 'unthinkable' to share a ground with the likes of Arsenal or Tottenham. 

They have, however, backed the possibility of moving to Twickenham on a temporary basis.

David Chidgey, who is a spokesman for the Chelsea supporters' trust, told the IBTimes UK: "The initial reaction has been one of general intrigue, not least as it signals that Chelsea are clearly thinking about redeveloping the Stamford Bridge ground.

"The club are currently doing a feasibility study into whether or not Stamford Bridge can be redeveloped, so the fact that they have approached Twickenham I find encouraging.

"The thought of moving to a rivals ground for a season would be unthinkable for most Chelsea supporters – the Emirates or White Hart Lane for example - and I would imagine that feeling would go both ways.

"Given that, and the fact that there are no other realistic options available that would work in terms of the capacity we need, then I can't see any other stadia in London that would be appropriate, other than Twickenham or Wembley."


However, despite the fact that Chelsea fans are supportive of a potential move to the home of English rugby, Vince Cable, who is a Liberal Democrat MP for the area, has revealed that he has a number of concerns regarding the possible ground share. 

He tweeted: "I have written today to RFU about Twickenham Stadium and possible use for a year by Chelsea FC. V serious concerns and need for facts ASAP."

It remains to be seen, then, as to whether the Blues will move into the 82,000-capacity stadium in the future. 

Immediate focus

For now, though, Chelsea fans will be gearing themselves up for a mouthwatering Premier League clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this weekend. The Blues have made a fine start to the season and will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start against the Gunners on Sunday. 

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be looking to make up some ground on Jose Mourinho's side, with the north London outfit already six points adrift of their London rivals. 

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