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EPL: Chelsea give reason they'll no longer build 60,000 capacity stadium

01 June, 2018, 16:37 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Roman Abramovich is reportedly unhappy with Conte

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich scrapped plans for a major revamp of Chelsea Football Club's stadium, days after the renewal of his United Kingdom visa was delayed. No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur.

The stadium decision has led to suggestions Abramovich is ready to sell Chelsea, but The Times say this is not the case, with the west London club insisting the 51-year-old remains committed.

Since Abramovich submitted the renewal, there has been plenty of speculations as to why the UK Government are delaying issuing his visa.

Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, and proceeded to plow millions into the development of the team.

Talks have been held regarding replacing Conte with Sarri, but Chelsea have been unwilling to pay compensation to Napoli after the Italian club appointed Carlo Ancelotti.

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Chelsea had been planning an extensive redevelopment of their Stamford Bridge stadium, including increasing the capacity to 60,000. Although the club's players lifted the FA Cup this month, they failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League.

He made an impression at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho, often in a defensive midfield role, but a nasty knee injury halted his progress. One reason given for why there was no truth in the claims was Abramovich's commitment to building a new stadium.

Chelsea have thrived on managerial instability throughout Abramovich's ownership, with the Russian's nine different managers - and 11...

On Thursday, there were also reports that Chelsea had terminated contract talks with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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