STAMFORD BRIDGE LACKS ATMOSPHERE, CLAIMS FORMER CHELSEA MIDFIELDER

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Stamford Bridge has been described as a quiet stadium lacking in atmosphere, according to former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell.

Sidwell, who spent a brief part of his career at Chelsea, believes Chelsea fans fail to generate much noise compared to other Premier League clubs.

“Some stadiums get up for the big games more than others,” Sidwell told talkSPORT.

“But generally, unless there’s a real entertainment on the pitch, (Stamford Bridge) is a quiet stadium.

“That’s from playing there and going as an opposition player as well.”

Chelsea are currently sixth on the Premier League table and Sidwell has warned the Blues could be in deep trouble if we fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

“They have to finish in the top four,” Sidwell added.

“There’s huge pressure for them, they can’t go two seasons without finishing in the top four.

“Especially with the transfer ban and everything that’s going on with Hazard. They’re going to have to try and promote youth products.

“I’d love to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek, I’m a massive fan and I really want to see him get a run of games.

“Give Callum Hudson-Odoi a run of games as well. You want to see youngsters come through and be given a chance at the top level.”

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