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The UK government has revealed plans to allow football fans back into stadiums, as the next phase of the gradual ease of the coronavirus-induced lockdown begins.
Prime minister Boris Johnson, announced on Friday that trials would commence, to see larger gatherings in places like sports stadiums, while adding that most remaining leisure centres would be allowed to stay open until August 1.
The Premier League has had to go on without fans in the stadium, but Blues boss Frank Lampard is pleased that the fans could return to the stadium next season.
Lampard said: “I’m very excited to welcome our fans back. It’s not just our fans – all of us in the country have been craving fans to be back at games for the atmosphere and for what it means to the game here, as long as it’s done in the right way with the right precautions.
“From being within the game, I think football has made some really good steps in difficult conditions over the last few months and hopefully we keep making forward steps and we get our fans back in the stadiums.”