who was going to tell roman abramovichthat in February he conquered the only title that was missing in his showcases, the Club World Cupthat two months later his team was going to be one of the most unstable on the planet. That the champion of Europe and the world was going to live in constant tension, with hardly any money coming in, pending concessions from the Government and with the players putting their shoulders to the wheel to avoid further ruin.
Was Kai Havertz the one who warned before playing against him Little bit that if he had to pay for the team to travel, he would. Thomas Tuchel he offered to drive the bus. “No problem,” said the German. He sounded like a joke, surrealism, but a month later, César Azpilicuetathe captain pays part of the gasoline for the trips.
The English club, which faces this Wednesday the Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions LeagueHis assets are frozen. Money only enters for television rights and this goes to a fund destined to pay salaries. A payroll that, between players and workers, exceeds 30 million euros per month. For this reason, with each day that passes with the club without selling, the concerns increase.
The Government has given them a little more air. It has allowed them to spend up to £900,000 on the games of stamford bridge and opens the door to sell tickets for meetings away from home, and those at home champions, FA Cup and feminine. Not so to those of Prime Ministeran incoherent decision for the fans. However, they will not collect anything for those tickets. The money will go to Prime Ministerthe FA oh the UEFA and it will remain there until the institutional situation is resolved.
There is still no definitive date for the sale, although it is expected that between April 11 and 18 there will be a definite and favorite candidate and the operation will close by the end of April. a successor of Abramovich it will leave the list of four that exists right now.
Is the owner of the Boston CelticsStephen Pagliucathe consortium led by Todd Boehley, co-owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Martin Broughtonformer president of British Airways and of Liverpooland the family Rickettsowners of the chicago Cubs, and the most controversial of all.
So much so that a bigger mess can still be made if they are the chosen ones. The situation escalated because some emails were discovered in which Joe Rickettspatriarch of the family, insulted Muslims and called them “the enemy”. This did not please part of the fans, including the official group of fans of the chelseaand criticism has reached the point of producing a demonstration on the outskirts of stamford bridge last Saturday, before the match against Brentford.
There were chants for Abramovich and posters against Rickettsbut there was no great influx of people. Less than a hundred people gathered at the ‘Blue’ temple. Perhaps not enough to stop the candidacy of the Rickettswhich aims to be the preferred option of the group rainthose chosen by Abramovich to decide the sale of chelsea.
Until the match against Brentfordthe instability only resided in the offices, where the capacity for action is limited and players cannot even be renewed. Not even Azpilicueta has it all with itself as to whether it is renovated or not. But it is that the goleada of the Brentfordwho scored four goals for them in one part, has also opened the wound on the pitch. He now he touches the Real Madrid delve into it or see how the chelsea once again draw strength from weakness and to be the team that beat them in the semifinals last year.
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