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Stamford Bridge expansion: 'It looks like the filter in my hoover' and other reader reactions to Chelsea FC's new stadium plans

The £500m stadium has been likened to a toast rack, toilet and a matchstick house

It is fair to say the new look £500 million Stamford Bridge is a striking design, but getwestlondon readers have had some interesting suggestions on what it reminds them of.

The 60,000 capacity ground was given the go ahead by London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday (March 6), leading to some interesting comparisons of the artistic impressions on our getwestlondon Facebook page .

Ranging from a holder for giant pieces of toast to vacuum cleaner filter, take a look at some of the imaginary - and not often complimentary - comments.

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Artistic impression of the stadium(Image: Herzog & de Meuron/Chelsea FC)

Even readers on our sister getsurrey Facebook page got in on the fun.

Then, there were those who didn't mince their words:

While others saw it as a chance to stick the boot in on a London rival:

For the record, the stadium is designed by celebrated Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron , who created the Beijing Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena in Germany, and is inspired by Westminster Cathedral.

And also for the record, some Chelsea fans are very, very excited:

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