Chelsea star Cole urges fans to believe in Abramovich over stadium move

Chelsea star Ashley Cole says fans should back Roman Abramovich's stadium plans.

Chelsea star Ashley Cole says fans should back Roman Abramovich's stadium plans.

Cole and Daniel Sturridge last night became the second and third current players to speak publicly about a potential move at the club's latest 'An Audience With...' event at Stamford Bridge.

Cole said: "We have to trust Roman. He has put something like £800million in and if you see the training ground and what he has done there - if you look at the bigger picture - you have to trust him."

He added: "Of course people are going to miss Stamford Bridge but, if we want to evolve, I think it is a good move."

Sturridge said: "We do maybe need a bigger stadium because if you look at the biggest clubs in the Premier League and around the world, their stadiums are a bit bigger than Stamford Bridge.

"There is a lot of history at this stadium and fans have been coming here since before I was born, and I am not the person to say I think you should move away. The fans have a right to their opinion."

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