CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the government.
The Russian has had his assets in the UK frozen, meaning the club CANNOT be sold currently.
Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government
And this news has also had some BIG developments on the club’s source of revenues in ticket and shirt sales.
Abramovich is among seven Putin cronies sanctioned today to keep twisting the thumbscrews on Russia for waging a cruel war on Ukraine.
By far the most notorious oligarch, Abramovich has a net worth of £9.4billion and owns a multimillion Kensington mansion.
He bought Chelsea in 2003 but has not attended a match at Stamford Bridge for a while.
His once business partner Oleg Deripaska – an energy tycoon worth £2billion – has also been sanctioned.
Can I buy Chelsea tickets?
Chelsea have been BANNED from selling matchday tickets.
Currently only existing ticket holders can attend games, the club shop will close, and any transfer activity has been suspended.
Season ticket holders will not be affected too as they’ve already purchased the tickets for the games.
Chelsea have been given the status of a “significant cultural asset”, meaning that they will still be allowed to play the games – but there will be some large voids in Stamford Bridge’s 41,837 capacity.
Chelsea have 28,000 season ticket holders for Stamford Bridge.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said Blues fans will “obviously” be impacted but assured them their fixtures and tickets are safe.
She said: “Football clubs are cultural assets and the bedrock of our communities. We’re committed to protecting them.”
When is Norwich vs Chelsea?
Norwich vs Chelsea takes place TONIGHT – Thursday, March 10.
The match kicks off at 7.30pm GMT.
Carrow Road plays host.
Is Norwich vs Chelsea on TV?
Unfortunately, this game will not be broadcast live in the UK.
This is because the original clash before it was postponed was not selected for TV coverage.