Chelsea have received a boost with none of their remaining home fixtures in the Premier League thought to be classed as ‘high risk’ security games which may need to be staged on neutral territory.
The Blues could finally return to Premier League action on 19 June with Aston Villa the potential opponents at Villa Park.
Chelsea have nine games remaining with four of those being home fixtures. With social distancing rules still imposed upon England, it has been suggested the some Premier League games are staged at neutral venues to avoid fans from congregating outside of home stadiums.
According to reports by BBC Sport, none of Chelsea’s four home fixtures are said to be ‘high risk’ security games therefore they may all be staged at The Blues’ traditional home of Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s first home fixture could be against Manchester City with the date yet to be agreed with the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s men must also take on Watford, Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on home soil before the season is finally concluded.
The Blues currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League table. They hold a three-point advantage over fifth-place club Manchester United who boast a two-better goal difference than Chelsea.