Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge may mean that the Blues will have to move to Wembley for a period of time in the same way that London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have done this season while White Hart Lane has been rebuilt.
Spurs captain Hugo Lloris is massively proud that his club were still able to finish in the top four this season despite the upheaval of moving from their home ground, White Hart Lane.
The France international goalkeeper has challenged Chelsea to handle the difficulties of playing at Wembley if they are forced to relocate there, and still maintain their performance levels in the way in which Mauricio Pochettino’s men have.
“You can say whatever you want,” Lloris told BBC London.
“Wembley is a special place but it is not our home and we filled it all season. We fought against that all season and I think that’s why we deserve credit for it.
“We will see Chelsea if they going to play in the same way at Wembley, how they are going to manage that. It’s very different.
“We have shown the club is strong and that we are going the right way, which is good for the future.
“It’s exciting next season to have Champions League football in the new stadium for everyone. It’s a big thing.”
Spurs victory over Newcastle at Wembley on Wednesday cemented their place in the top four for the third successive campaign, and it also confirmed that this will be the first season since 1994/1995 in which they will finish above London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.