Twickenham Stadium has been ruled out as a temporary home for Chelsea while Stamford Bridge bridge is redeveloped , according to the local MP.

Dr Tania Mathias said she had received assurances from English rugby top brass that “there is no intention to host regular football matches at Twickenham ”.

The Twickenham MP was speaking after residents in Stanmore said they were opposed to the Premier League side making Wembley Stadium its home from home because of the impact on parking.

The club will need to move from its Stamford Bridge home in Fulham for an estimated three years while it builds its new 60,000-seat stadium on the same site.

Twickenham, the home of English rugby with a 82,000 capacity, and Wembley, which can accommodate 90,000 fans, are among the grounds Chelsea are being linked with, after the club received planning permission from Hammersmith and Fulham Council on January 11.

Chelsea's new 60,000 capacity stadium was given planning permission on January 11

But Dr Mathias revealed the Rugby Football Union (RFU) had indicated Twickenham would be a no-go for Chelsea.

She said: “I am proud that Twickenham is the home of English rugby, but every fixture at the stadium requires significant road closures and disruption to residents living nearby.

“For that reason, I am pleased that the RFU has confirmed to me that ‘there is no intention to host regular football matches at Twickenham’.

“The area cannot also accommodate a Premier League football club. I wish Chelsea FC well in finding a temporary home.”

Her comments come after a prominent member of the Stanmore society revealed the community feared Chelsea playing at Wembley would cause major headaches.

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Mick Oliver said: “The problem is parking. Wembley Stadium claims it is a public transport access venue and it’s difficult to park there.

“So whatever parking takes place goes to surrounding roads where parking is still permitted.

"It’s a parking problem and football and large crowds will only intensify this.”

He says the matter will be further exacerbated when fans from the midlands and north visit the stadium.

Twickenham Stadium won't play host to Chelsea home games

He continued: “They come down the M1 and find Stanmore is the best to park and it fills with cars.

“If Chelsea are playing there you have 11 games from teams from midlands and north in addition to the existing Wembley programme.

“People in Stanmore don’t want to see Chelsea playing regularly at Wembley.”

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