Former Blue: Chelsea Could Struggle To Attract 60,000 Fans
Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle is backing Chelsea’s proposed plans to move to a new 60,000-seat stadium, but warns they will need to continue to be successful if they want to fill it.
Chelsea have opened discussions about a possible move away from Stamford Bridge and their former boss believes this can only be a step in the right direction.
“If Chelsea were to move 100 yards then some fans will not be happy, they don’t want to move and that’s it,” Hoddle told talkSPORT.
“Chelsea have to move with the times though. It’s quite ambitious. I know Abramovich has put loads of money into Chelsea but he’s still looking to make the club bigger and better.
“If Chelsea do move to a 60-70,000 capacity stadium it will bode well for the future of the club.”
Some have questioned if Chelsea could attract enough fans to fill the proposed capacity and Hoddle believes that on-field success is vital if the Blues are to fill the proposed new stadium.
“Chelsea would get 60,000 if they were doing well,” he added. “For certain cup games they would struggle, but for big Champions League nights and Premier League game they would just about get the 60,000 they are looking to achieve. They have to be doing well to get it though.”
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