Chelsea and Manchester United fans, along with a number of supporters from other clubs, aren’t too sure what to make of the latest reports which have disrupted their afternoon snacking.
The Telegraph states Chelsea and United, as part of the Premier League’s ‘big five’, have met with an American billionaire to discuss the possibility of making the Champions League an international venture.
Currently, all matches in the tournament will be played at a side’s home stadium right up until the final, where a stadium in Europe is selected to host the landmark event- with the final’s host changing on an annual basis.
However, during a discussion about revamping European football, England’s biggest clubs discussed the idea of playing Champions League matches in the United States or in the Far East- an idea that has previously been raised concerning Premier League matches.
English clubs venture’s into areas outside of Europe thus far have solely been for pre-season purposes but the idea that this could change seems increasingly likely, especially due to the success of bringing the NFL to London.
Our landlord doesn’t think this will happen anytime soon though, as he feels the domestic fans will not be keen on their side travelling such vast distances during the season.
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