Forgotten Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has revealed that he is one of a small number of players who are using Stamford Bridge to assist with their daily exercise during the Coronavirus crisis.

The Dutch midfielder is believed to live close to Stamford Bridge and he has revealed that the stadium has been opened for ‘local’ players to use to keep fit whilst the English Premier League remains suspended.

In an interview with Football.London, Van Ginkel has explained how players using Stamford Bridge for their daily exercise have had to train in isolation as strict social distancing guidelines remain in place to help the UK beat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Van Ginkel has been something of a stranger to Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Dutchman has not played a competitive fixture at the venue since 2016 when he appeared for the club’s Development Squad in an EFL Trophy fixture against Oxford United.

After joining The Blues from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in summer 2013, van Ginkel has managed just four first team appearances for the South West Londoners, all of which came six seasons ago. The player has since been loaned out to AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV.

Van Ginkel is poised to leave Chelsea this summer with the player’s contract set to expire on 30 June.