Martin Keown highlights potential Wembley problem for Chelsea and Tottenham

Chelsea or Tottenham could play home games at Wembley in the near future.

Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that 'feelings and emotions' could be a problem for Chelsea and Tottenham should they play home games at Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea are planning to increase the capacity of their Stamford Bridge stadium to around 60,000, whilst Tottenham Hotspur are building a new stadium next to their White Hart Lane home - and The Guardian reported back in September that both clubs could end up sharing Wembley for a period of time.

Chelsea would allegedly need at least two seasons away from Stamford Bridge to complete their plans, whilst Tottenham would need a new home for the 2017/18 season, with The Guardian stating that The FA are happy for the two teams to share Wembley - though Sky Sports also suggested that Chelsea have submitted a four-year bid to land Wembley on their own.

The home of the England national team has never hosted a league game before, but unless agreements are made with other stadiums, it looks like one or both of the clubs could end up at Wembley on a temporary basis.

Now, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has had his say on the matter, but was initially speaking to the Daily Mail about the Gunners' 1999 Champios League campaign, where they had to play home games at the old Wembley Stadium.

Keown claims that it was easier to play at Highbury as there are feelings and emotions attached to a regular home stadium that can't be replicated at a national stadium - and warned both Chelsea and Tottenham about that particular problem.

"What was interesting that season was that we had been playing our Champions League games at Wembley," said Keown. "So as soon as we were out of the competition we went back to Highbury. But we were back home and it was interesting to see how much easier it was."

"I’m intrigued to see what happens with Chelsea or Tottenham, who both want to play at Wembley while their new stadiums are being built. The money men will be delighted but sometimes feelings and emotions can be just as important for playing well," he added.

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