Roman Abramovich ‘disqualified’ from running Chelsea as Stamford Bridge crisis worsens

Chelsea fan reacts to news of Roman Abramovich sanctions

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Chelsea’s crisis has deepend even further with Roman Abramovich now being ‘disqualified’ by the Premier League from running the club. The Russian billionaire was sanctioned by the UK Government earlier this week having had a “close relationship for decades” with Vladimir Putin.

His UK assets were immediately froen, casting doubt on his ability to sell Chelsea.

But Abramovich will now be forced into fulfulling his promise of selling the club after The Telegraph revealed he has now been disqualified by the Premier League of running Chelsea.

The Premier League statement read: “Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK Government, the Premier League board has disqualified Roman Abramovich as a director of Chelsea Football Club.

“The board’s decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a licence issued by the Government which expires on 31 May 2022.”

Chelsea have received a special licence from the government to continue operating as usual.

But the Blues have faced strict restrictions since the sanctions were imposed on them.

Chelsea are currently not allowed to sell matchday tickets for non-season ticket holders while the club shop outside Stamford Bridge has also been closed indefinitely.

However, the report adds their special licence was ‘amended’ on Saturday which now allows them to spend up to £900,000 on matchday costs.

UK billionaire and Chelsea fan Nick Candy is reportedly still pursuing his bid to buy the club despite their precarious position.

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