Chelsea will NOT leave Stamford Bridge with owner Todd Boehly engaged in a massive redevelopment of the stadium.
Fans feared the Blues might leave their historic home in the future, which has long been mooted.
The ground’s capacity of just under 42,000 is the smallest of any side of the ‘Big Six’.
New locations have been considered in the past, and it was reported last month that Boehly was considering moving to a 60,000 seater stadium at Earl’s Court.
Former owner Roman Abromovich also considered moving to Earl’s Court, but plans were scrapped in 2010 after Hammersmith and Fulham council rejected the proposal.
But, according to SunSport, Boehly promised the stadium owner that he would expand Stamford Bridge instead of leaving.
Chelsea Pitch Owners – the shareholder group that owns the full ownership of the pitch – has confirmed Boehly’s intentions.
A statement read: “The new owners are committed to redeveloping the stadium.
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“So it’s expected that the group’s workload will increase as this project begins to take shape.”
If the west London giants left Stamford Bridge without permission from the owners of Chelsea Pitch, they would have to change their name.
In effect, the owners of Chelsea Pitch hold the naming rights to the Blues, while also holding full ownership of the stadium with a 180-year lease.
Meanwhile, Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed how Boehly helped convince him to sign a new contract with the club.
Azpilicueta, 33, looked set to link up with Barcelona on a free transfer this summer when his contract expired, only to reverse his decision.
He remarked: “At Chelsea I played less than 30 games and I was already a free agent.
“It had never happened to me in my life. But the new owners arrived and they showed me the desire to stay with me”.
The defender added: “London is my home and my children speak better English than Spanish.
“When I made the decision, I think [Barcelona head coach] Xavi understood this. If things are clear, they are understood.
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