“Boxing Day fixtures at Arsenal and Chelsea are under serious threat from the Tube strike with plans under consideration to postpone at least one of the games for 24 hours.
Arsenal are due to host Wolves on Monday at 3pm and Chelsea are scheduled to kick off at home to Fulham at 1pm. Planned industrial action by Tube drivers, however, has thrown both games into jeopardy because of the number of stadium staff and supporters who will rely upon London Underground to reach the Emirates and Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal and Chelsea have been advised that the strike threat is not an empty one.
Chelsea released an official statement… from chelseafc.com
“Chelsea Football Club would like to make clear that we are consulting with London Transport, the Metropolitan Police and all relevant local authorities regarding our Barclays Premier League fixture with Fulham at Stamford Bridge on December 26.
At present, a proposed industrial strike on London Underground, combined with the lack of national rail services in operation could make reaching the stadium difficult both for Chelsea and Fulham supporters, as well as matchday staff and employees, all of whose safety and wellbeing remains our primary concern.
Any further decisions or developments will be made public first through Chelseafc.com.”