Roman Abramovich 'disqualified' from running Chelsea as Stamford Bridge crisis worsens

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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.”

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