February 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm #2057992
It’s far from the most important of concerns given the current situation regards the tensions around Ukraine, but we could see the Government forced into some sort of sanction.February 23, 2022 at 4:33 am #2058044
Chelsea is prepared for every scenario. In recent times, the club has been self sufficient to run on it’s generated finance. The only challenge will be to our long term stadium expansion plans that are dependent on Roman. And he is smart enough to have acquired Israeli and Portuguse citizenship. So the probability of his assets frozen are very low.
Chelsea Football Club plans for self sufficiency dates back to 2009 when the youth system was revamped, and our commerical deals increased. So i still don’t think Roman will face any sanctions, because he has no control over what happens in Ukraine or doesn’t have any sway on what Putin does, and these are only media rumours who are only connecting him just because he was once a friend to Putin? But that was in the 90s a long time ago.
I believe the club is well prepared and equiped enough to face those challenges, and i won’t lose any sleep over that. Even if the worst case scenario happens, our rich academy will bail us out of trouble. The last time we had a problem, we stumbled on gems like Mason Mount and Reece James, hopefully it will lead similar discoveries.😊February 23, 2022 at 5:10 am #2058046
Sky showed anti Chelsea MP’s demanding sanctions against Roman Abromovich and other Russians involved in local football, obviously they have hidden agendas as they will affect English clubs structures, you can bet they not Chelsea supporters those MP’s. Stupid move cause now instead of combining the country against evil men such as putin they going to start causing d8visions. Playing right into that pyhscos hands, yes that’s how stupid our leaders are, you want believe it.February 23, 2022 at 7:57 am #2058058
Very difficult to predict what may happen given Roman’s UK visa problems I doubt too much of his money remains in the UK and he is now an Israeli Citizen it could hamper our Summer transfer plans but we have the likes of Gallagher, Gilmour,Broja and Colwill ready to return in the Summer and we generally sell to buy.
Terrible situation in Ukraine which is very dangerous for the World.February 23, 2022 at 4:40 pm #2058313
I think we should not speculate for now. Clearly Russia is the enemy no:1 of the world right now with this possible invasion. But for me, if Chelsea succeed to extend two of three our out of contract defenders (Rudiger, Christensen, Azpi): I wouldn’t worry about transfer.
Our current squad is not the strongest compared to City, but is probably equally strong as Liverpool. Liverpool have Salah and Mané but I still think that in term of depth, Chelsea have a better squad than Liverpool.
As 999 mentioned, I look forward to see the integration of our on-loan players. Broja scored goals with Southampton, so as Gallagher with Palace. Gilmour not sure what he does at Norwich but he’s already shown us that he’s a good player. So in case we can’t bring anybody in during summer, it shouldn’t be a disaster for Chelsea.February 23, 2022 at 9:04 pm #2058485
I have petitioned Bojo requesting that his first sanction against Roman is to ban him from playing Lukaku for the rest of the season😂😂😂😂February 23, 2022 at 9:12 pm #2058499
I really believe we should quickly start building underground shelters or bunkers and stock up considerably on canned food. We dealing with total physcos who cant think straight.February 23, 2022 at 9:31 pm #2058526
. “Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!”February 24, 2022 at 3:47 pm #2058857
So many people are routing for Abrahamovic to face sanctions, and he may well face one, and i can see they are eager to see Chelsea suffer as a result.
Let me repeat again, Chelsea Fooball Club’s plans for self suffiency dates back to 2009. So by now the club runs its self. Despite our small studium, we had been fourth in the revenues generated only behind United, City and Liverpool. We have some of the best young players who were made at Chelsea out on loan.
But Abrahmovic facing sanctions is the last thing i worry about now, however i worry for the Ukranian people who as i’m typing this are facing constant Russian bombing. It’s heart breaking to imagine the repeat of what happened 80 years ago. This situation is dangerous! And it’s not about Abrahamovic facing sanctions, that alone won’t solve the problem. The world cannot afford another conflict of 1939 -1945 kind.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine, at the moment Football is secondary. The primary objective is to save Ukraine and its people.😢February 24, 2022 at 7:43 pm #2058946
Sources close to Roman Abramovich insist he has done nothing that would make him liable to sanctions. But even were it to happen, it is understood to be unlikely there would be ANY impact on Chelsea.February 24, 2022 at 10:45 pm #2059019
I do not understand the basis of the desire to sanction Abramovich. He is a very wealthy man, but he has no part in the invasion of the Ukraine or the government of Russia generally. Although he took advantage of the collapse of the Soviet Union to make a fortune this make him a tough businessman not someone to be penalised without a chance to defend himself against non existent charges. I agree that part of the tumult relates to Chelsea, his ownership puts him in the public eye and the press is always keen to blacken our reputation.
I suspect Abramovich did do some nasty stuff early in his career, but nothing specific has ever been alleged or proved so he gets the benefit of the doubt. Abramovic has been a wonderful owner for Chelsea, the best overseas owner around. We should also laud him in particular for his investment in womens football and the anti semitism and racism campaigns.February 24, 2022 at 11:44 pm #2059026
Probably Abramovich has done nothing. But just the fact that he is a wealthy Russian is already not good in the current climate. What Russia just did today is an act of violation. In so many ways. And the western nations would have no choice but to give severe sanctions to Russia and also to their wealthy people.
100% agree that Abramovich is a wonderful owner for Chelsea, is a passionate one too. And Chelsea live its best era with Abramovich.February 24, 2022 at 11:56 pm #2059027
Guys firstly let me make it clear that I do not want to see Chelsea impacted by any sanctions but also let’s be clear about RA past.
In the past he has been heavily involved in Russian politics as far back as in Yeltsins era, when he was invited to live in an apartment inside the Kremlin as he became a close family friend and ally.
It was allegedly RA who recommended Putin to Yeltsin as a potential predecessor. RA served as Govenor of the State of Chukotka for 8 years during 2000 – 2008 and also served in the State Duma for a year during Putins early reign.
He is undoubtedly the highest profile Oligarch linked to the UK with a history of strong links to Putin.
Whether we like it or not his past will make him fair game in the eyes of many.
As Young blue rightly points out Chelsea have been working very hard to become self sufficient financially, however the devil could be in the detail here and it is how Chelsea Football Club and any associated businesses are registered that will be where there is any exposure to risk of sanctions.February 25, 2022 at 3:17 am #2059029
So one day the club exists another day they don’t. Is that possible? They talk of freezing assets and the football club is an asset. Let’s hope not.February 25, 2022 at 7:50 am #2059053
Whatever happens re Roman in all this Chelsea FC will still exist. The most important aspect in this terrible situation is the people of Ukraine.February 25, 2022 at 10:30 am #2059097
Chelsea is not my biggest worry as pointed out here and everywhere the people of Ukraine are, they are and will be subjected to bombardment and enslavement to an insane Russian savage and who knows what other atrocities. Personally I don’t believe individual business men should be held accountable, you can bet they wanted no part of this. Russia’s richest billionaires lost 39 billion dollars in one day, Romans loss was 1.8 billion but it could get worse all thanks to the new hitler wannnabeeFebruary 25, 2022 at 1:28 pm #2059208
Given that Abramovich is probably the highest profile Oligarch it’s interesting that no action has so far been taken against him despite the very broad raft of sanctions announced by the UK Government already.
I certainly wouldn’t rule out future sanctions being taken against Abramovich although any sanctions will be focussed on Abramovich rather than Chelsea Football Club though sanctions on Abramovich will almost certainly impact on the Club.
However to reiterate what Blueowner said above what happens to Abramovich and Chelsea FC is of much much less importance imo to what is happening to Ukraine and the people of Ukraine.
Pray for Ukraine! 🙏➕🙏February 26, 2022 at 1:12 pm #2059522
Not unexpectedly the question were always likely to come but Tuchel was a bit too open with his comments imo re the Ukraine crisis and how it is/ might effect Chelsea FC. The best position to take was him stating he’s a football Coach and the players are just that players.
This tragic War is neither the responsibility of Chelsea FC or indeed even Roman Abramovich.February 26, 2022 at 7:01 pm #2059728
Roman has handed over stewardship of club to the chelsea charitable foundation!
Just breaking this news…
He knows something we don’tFebruary 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm #2059731
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