CHELSEA have been hit with another significant blow as they attempt to weather the storm following the UK government’s sanctions against Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea are staring down the barrel of a catastrophe as frozen bank accounts have effectively left them financially paralysed, according to reports. The club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, was hit with UK government sanctions on Thursday as the crackdown on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine continues.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel was forced to answer tough questions during the team’s trip to face Norwich City on Thursday night.
And while the club are presumably scrambling behind the scenes to find a resolution to their perilous situation, the players managed to pull off a 3-1 win at Carrow Road.
Goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz secured the three points, although the future of Chelsea’s star-studded squad remains broadly up in the air.
That comes after the UK government froze Abramovich’s assets, including Chelsea, which means that he will not be able to make any money from selling the club.
The Russian billionaire was already looking to offload after Western leaders pledged to mount a stern response to Putin’s widely-condemned invasion.
Days after his announcement, which promised to call time on the end of a hugely successful era at Stamford Bridge, the future of the club has been plunged into uncertainty.
And while the impact certainly threatens to extend Chelsea’s long-term plans, their short-term operations are also set to take a massive hit.
The Times claim that the club’s bank accounts have been frozen, leaving them in a state of financial paralysis.