\u201cKai Havertz was in red-hot form for the Blues at Turf Moor but things were decidedly more chilly for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, as he saw his assets frozen by the UK government amidst rising tensions due to the invasion of Ukraine.\u201dpic.twitter.com/igxhxhqMt6
Tbh, if this does lead to a total Chelsea collapse and a spell in mid-table - 'an extraordinary requisition on behalf of the British government' is a much better reason than 'letting Van Persie go' or 'Roy Hodgson'.
The UK government said that Mr Abramovich “has had a close relationship [with Putin] for decades” and had obtained “financial benefit or other material benefit” from the Russian president and government – something the Chelsea owner previously denied.
British culture secretary Nadine Dorries said during the Abramovich announcement: “Today the government has announced further sanctions against persons linked to the Russian Government.
“This list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club.
“Our priority is to hold those who have enabled the Putin regime to account. Today’s sanctions obviously have a direct impact on Chelse and its fans. We have been working hard to ensure the club and the national game are not unnecessarily harmed by these important sanctions.”
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