Last days of Roman: the week that changed everything at Chelsea

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Staff were told it was business as usual after Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale but more twists and turns are inevitable

There was no sense that everything was about to unravel so dramatically when the statement from Roman Abramovich dropped at 6.45pm last Saturday, less than 24 hours before Chelsea were due to face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

“Nothing changes,” one source said as the night wore on and everyone tried to make sense of Abramovich’s plans to transfer the care and stewardship of Chelsea to the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation. “It’s the same Chelsea.”

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/04/chelsea-roman-abramovich-week-that-changed-everything under the title “Last days of Roman: the week that changed everything at Chelsea”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.