Chelsea release fresh statement on planning permission and Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have released a new statement with an update on the planning permission of their proposed new stadium.

The Blues have been looking for years to scrap Stamford Bridge and replace it with an upgraded version on the same site.

However, for several reasons those plans have not been put into action just yet.

And due to the delays, the club have released a statement with a regards to where they currently stand on building a new home.

“Chelsea Football Club acknowledges that the planning permission we obtained for a new stadium expires on 31st March 2020,” the statement read.

“We are grateful to all our fans and stakeholders, especially Hammersmith & Fulham Council, for their patience and understanding in the matter.

“We will continue to consider our options for a new stadium, should economic conditions improve.”

The Blues were forced to shelve their plans for a new stadium due to investment issues last May.

A previous statement announced: “Chelsea FC is aware of the media speculation relating to the new stadium, however can confirm that the Club’s position remains unchanged since May 2018.

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“The stadium project has been put on hold due to the current unfavourable investment climate.

“There is no time frame set for reconsidering this position, but when we do, all relevant parties including the CPO and fans will be informed.”

Chelsea sit in fourth place in the Premier League, and have been knocked out of the Champions League, but remain in the FA Cup.

And manager Frank Lampard insists he that the coronavirus postponements have given some his players time to get fit again for the final push this season.

He said: “I’ve been self-isolating a long time, we’re trying to do the right thing. We have to look at the positives. With how busy my job is I don’t have enough time at home to be with my family.

“My message to players is always look after your family and the motivation will come.”

“It’s good for them [players with injuries, but frustrating in some cases.

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked like he was almost ready to play and has now lost that match fitness, but for people like Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi it’s been a good time.”

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