Spurs are on their way to Wembley. And so are Chelsea.
The two meet there next month in the FA Cup semi-final, in what looks likely to be the most local of local derbies – with both sides hoping to make the stadium their temporary home in coming seasons. Which is why the decision made last week by Brent Council, to allow Tottenham to play 27 home matches a year there in front of a 90,000 capacity crowd, is such big news when it comes to Chelsea.
Officially, there is radio silence on Chelsea's Stamford Bridge plans.
All of the planning hurdles have been surmounted, but for the outside possibility of the Mayor of London's decision to grant permission being taken to Judicial Review. There will now be a period of phoney war, where very little is seen to happen with the stadium plans for some time, yet with much actually progressing on out of sight.
One of the big negotiating points is known to be the various permissions that need to be sought from both Transport for London and Network Rail, whose railway lines border Chelsea's home on the west and east sides respectively.
Chelsea will need to build over both, to differing extents, and that will require much discussion and paperwork before a brick is laid.
The issue of Chelsea's interim home for three seasons, a matter of much discussion, does seem to be mostly settled though. It is understood that Wembley is a done deal.
The stadium will be home to Tottenham in 2017-18, and Chelsea are not expected to move in until 2019-20, so there will be no overlap between the two foes.
But that groundwork put in by the north London side may bear unexpected fruits for the club from the west.
The paperwork for last week's planning meeting at Brent Town Hall is dry, although Chelsea fans may raise a wry smile at the reproduction in the agenda of what was, at the time of writing, the current Premier League table: showing Tottenham second, and Chelsea top.
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