Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits to doubting his players after Roman Abramovich sanctions

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he had doubts about how his players would perform against Norwich. Tuchel saw his side beat strugglers Norwich 3-1 at Carrow Road on a hugely difficult day off the pitch for Chelsea. The club’s owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government on the morning of the game to create huge doubt over the immediate future of the Blues.

Chelsea are currently not permitted to sell any match tickets or official merchandise.

They are also not allowed to offer new contracts to current players, as well as affectively being placed under a transfer embargo.

The UK Government have frozen Abramovich’s assets due to his reported links with Russia president Vladimir Putin.

Chelsea have been granted a licence to continue some footballing duties, which includes carrying out their fixtures.

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Tuchel is unsure what will happen next after being taken by surprise of Thursday morning’s news.

He is adamant he and the players will continue to fight for the shirt as long as they have enough of them to wear.

Tuchel told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Let’s see if it stays like this. If it does, I don’t know. We take it day by day. I didn’t see that coming yesterday and I don’t know what is coming tomorrow.

“Everybody can be very sure that we focus on us, to keep the attitude and the mentality right on the training ground and within the team.

“So far we can trust each other and this will not change. As long as we have enough shirts and a bus to drive to the games we will be there and will compete hard.”

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