Chelsea are in trouble after the British government banned Roman Abramovich. Complications have increased this time. The Russian owner of Chelsea has been disqualified by the Premier League board.
The Premier League authorities said in a statement on Saturday.
Since the beginning of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, various sanctions have been imposed on the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Abramovich is reportedly close to Putin. He himself, however, has always dismissed it as a rumor.
In the meantime, the British Parliament has demanded that sanctions be imposed on Abramovich. He then announced the transfer of guardianship of the club. The rich businessman decided to sell the club earlier this month if he did not have any problem.
For now, it is stuck with the UK government imposing sanctions on Abramovich last Thursday. For the same reason, the sale of new tickets for the upcoming matches of Chelsea this season has been stopped.
Chelsea have been given a special license to continue playing for the rest of the 2021-22 season. Although Abramovich is no longer the director of the club, league authorities have confirmed that they have no problem continuing their game.
The UK Government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has welcomed the move by the Premier League. A UK government spokesman said the special license to run the upcoming matches had been revised to allow the club to spend 9 million pounds on each match.
The spokesperson said that there is no obstacle in selling the club. It was also informed that if any application is made on behalf of the club to complete the process, it will be considered positively.
Chelsea will be able to pay their players and staff, but they will not be able to sell the players. The team will not be able to attract new players. The British government has taken steps to prevent Abramovich from making a financial profit through the club.