Games at Chelsea and Tottenham set to go ahead despite heavy snowfall in capital
10:30 GMT, 20 January 2013
11:52 GMT, 20 January 2013
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Both Premier League matches are likely to go ahead this afternoon, despite the severe weather conditions across London.
Snow has been falling steadily throughout the morning, with more expected this afternoon, but both Chelsea and Tottenham have stated that their matches should be on at the scheduled times.
The Blues are preparing to welcome London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge at 1.30pm and Spurs will host league leaders Manchester United at White Hart Lane at 4.00pm – providing the weather doesn't worsen.
On: As it stands, Chelsea's match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge will go ahead
Ready: Rafa Benitez was preparing his palyers for action in the snow on Friday
Cheeky: Ashley Cole seized the chance to pick up a snowball
Getting his eye in: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain kicks up some snow on Friday
Chelsea posted on their official Twitter feed: 'Chelsea v Arsenal to go ahead unless weather significantly worsens. Fans attending are asked to please leave extra time for journey.'
Tottenham are due to kick off at the later time, but they also said that, as it stands, the game will be on.
The club posted on Twitter: 'We're getting a lot of tweets asking if the match is on. We'll let you know of any changes as soon as we can. It is on at the moment (10am)'
Transport for London also said that the games appear to be going ahead.
TfL posted: 'At present all London football matches are going ahead. Chelsea v Arsenal and Tottenham v Man U. Allow extra time to travel due to weather.'
Later: Tottenham are still likely to host Manchester United at 4.00pm this afternoon
Wrapped up: Benoit Assou-Ekotto covers his face with a snood in Tottenham's training session on Friday