The British government has officially frozen the assets of seven Russian businessmen including Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich, Igor Sechin, Oleg Deripaska and Dmitri Lebedev, Thursday (10/3/2022). This is related to the invasion ordered by President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine a few weeks ago.
Abramovich had previously promised to donate the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea to all victims of the war in Ukraine. But now, let alone donate the proceeds of the sale, it is not necessarily possible to sell it.
Roman Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and has always vehemently denied any current political ties to Russia’s ruling elite. However, the UK has now frozen all its assets in the UK.
With the sanctions that have just been imposed by the British government for Chelsea, it will make some players more confident to leave at the end of the season. Especially when their contracts expire this season.
It is known that there are at least three pillars of Chelsea’s players whose contracts will expire at the end of the season. The three are Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, and Cesar Azpilicueta.
While the contracts of some Chelsea players have one year left, including N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso and Kenedy.
Team Composition Change | Chelsea will effectively be under a transfer embargo and will not currently be able to do business in the summer transfer window. At the same time, Chelsea will not be able to confirm new contracts for their players.
So what is the picture of the Chelsea core squad next season, if you have to maximize the existing composition as it is today? It doesn’t look like there will be too many significant changes in the Blues’ starting XI later, considering the depth of their squad is quite good.
The big changes are only on the defensive side. Coach Thomas Tuchel will partner up centre-backs like Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva, if Rudiger has to leave. The right-back position occupied by Cesar Azpilicueta can be filled again by Reece James.
The figure of Romelu Lukaku will obviously be very reliable as Chelsea’s goal machine in the midst of the crisis facing next season. The Belgian player must prove himself as well as make up for the failure this season after being bought expensively from Inter Milan. Let’s see an overview of Chelsea‘s starting IX list for next season