Buck: Chelsea fans dead against move are wrong

CHELSEA chairman Bruce Buck has responded to criticism from the club’s fans over its plans to buy the freehold to Stamford Bridge, insisting those who blindly oppose moving to a new stadium are wrong.

Some shareholders in the supporter-led group Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO) have accused the Blues of trying to rush through a deal to buy back the freehold. Others simply do not want to agree to a sale that would remove a major hurdle to the club leaving its home of 106 years.

Buck said: “We do not expect every fan or pitch owner to say yes from day one. There will be some who disagree with this. There is a small group who want to stay at Stamford Bridge not matter what. I understand that but I think they’re wrong.”

CPO members will vote on the offer, which equates to money back plus ticket incentives, this month.