Chelsea sale Q&A: What’s the worst-case scenario? Could the club really go out of business? | Football News

The clock is ticking for Chelsea’s sale to be carried out with Roman Abramovich expecting his £1.5billion loan to be frozen having been advised that the UK Government sanctions against him block his plans to write off the club’s debt.

The 55-year-old pledged to wipe out his loan to Chelsea when confirming he had put the Stamford Bridge club up for sale on March 2, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Downing Street imposed sanctions on Abramovich on March 10, claiming to have proved the business magnate’s links to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The terms of those sanctions have left Chelsea’s parent company Fordstam Limited frozen, with the Blues operating under a special Government licence.

Fears are thought to have been raised that Abramovich could insist on his loan being repaid, which could jeopardise the entire sale process. Chelsea’s sale needs to be completed by May 31, when the Government’s special licence expires.

Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol addresses the key questions…

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Kaveh Solhekol says the three remaining bidders for Chelsea have been asked to put forward another £500m because Roman Abramovich wants more of the proceeds of the sale to go towards the club’s charitable foundation.

The sale of Chelsea has been thrown into doubt over disagreements about what will happen to the £2.5billion the club is expected to be sold for.

The consortium led by US businessman Todd Boehly is the preferred bidder to buy Chelsea, but the UK government will not allow the sale to go through unless it is completely certain Roman Abramovich will not receive any of the proceeds.

Two months ago Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale and said he would not be asking for his loans to the club to

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Premier League predictions: Jones Knows says Chelsea will drop more points away to Wolves | Football News

Fresh from some midweek winners, Jones Knows takes aim at the Premier League matches this weekend with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool in action on Sunday.

Any midweek winners for Jones Knows?

  • Aston Villa to win 2-0 vs Norwich at 8/1
  • Antonio Rudiger to have two or more shots vs Everton at 7/4
  • Arsenal to win 2-0 vs West Ham at 9/1
  • Southampton to win five or more corners at 5/4

Wolves vs Chelsea, Sunday 2pm

Chelsea are out to 8/1 with Sky Bet to win the Premier League title. They were 15/8 in November.

To some that might look an attractive price for the Champions League holders who are just four points off the top spot. However, over the past month there have been signs emerging that Thomas Tuchel’s boys are just a level below Manchester City and Liverpool, to the extent now that I’d be very surprised if they don’t finish third.

Tuchel was at a loss to explain how they didn’t comfortably beat Everton on Thursday, calling it a freak result. It’s true they found Jordan Pickford in top form but what worried me was their lack of sustained, quality attacks in the final 20 minutes when they were chasing a winner. It was the same in the 3-2 win over Leeds where two Jorginho penalties got them out of jail. Chelsea are seemingly finding it tough to break through low block defences without the influence and natural goal instincts of Romelu Lukaku.

And, well-organised low blow defences don’t come tighter than Wolves, who could be set to send Tuchel’s frustrations levels off the scale in this one. Bruno Lage’s team have conceded only 14 goals this season – only Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool have shipped fewer.

I can see this game going down a familiar

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Chelsea vs Juventus, are living! How to look at, updates, odds, prediction

Chelsea vs Juventus: UEFA Champions League Group H is established for a colossal tie when the Blues host the Bianconeri at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (start time 3 pm ET with dwell updates by means of NBCSports.com).

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USMNT stars Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie will probably renew their own individual (but very welcoming) rivalry, with each Us residents presumably in rivalry to start Tuesday’s clash. Pulisic and McKennie earlier confronted 1 one more although enjoying for Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, respectively. McKennie (2W-1D-1L) retains a narrow head-to-head advantage when equally have played.

Not only are Juventus the only side in UEFA Champions League Team H to conquer Chelsea or acquire a position off the defending European champions, but they are the only facet to so much as score a target versus Thomas Tuchel’s facet. That goal — just the one — came back in September, when Federico Chiesa scored the only objective in Juventus’ 1- victory in Turin.

Juventus, on the other hand, have conceded — gasp — two aims through the team phase, but Massimiliano Allegri’s guys are two-thirds of the way to a best run via the group. With final-put Malmo (zero factors, zero plans scored, 12 aims conceded) their last opponent in two weeks’ time, very first spot and invincible status are correctly on the line on Tuesday.

Here’s everything you want to know forward of Chelsea vs Juventus.

Chelsea team information, accidents, lineup options

Romelu Lukaku is suit ample for the bench, so way too is Timo Werner. Lukaku has not played considering that injuring his ankle against Malmo on Nov. 2. Kai Havertz is out following coming off thanks to hamstring pain more than the weekend. Mateo Kovacic continues to be out with a

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WSL: Chelsea thrash Man City; Everton hold Manchester United | Football News

Chelsea thrashed Man City 4-0 at the City Football Academy to move within a point of Arsenal at the top of the Women’s Super League.

Jessie Fleming gave Chelsea a dream start when taking advantage of a mix-up at the back between back-up City goalkeeper Karima Taieb and Georgia Stanway to fire her side ahead after just two minutes.

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Jessie Fleming celebrates scoring for Chelsea Women against Man City

Despite the home team’s pressure, Chelsea then hit their rivals on the break in first-half stoppage time as Stanway lost possession on halfway, allowing So-Yun Ji to break up field, before picking out the unmarked Guro Reiten at the far post.

And from her clever headed knockdown, there was Sam Kerr to acrobatically hook in her sixth WSL goal of the season, with the champions then adding a third seven minutes after half-time.

Sam Kerr celebrates scoring Chelsea Women's second goal against Man City
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Sam Kerr celebrates scoring Chelsea Women’s second goal against Man City

The hosts failed to clear a corner, although there appeared little danger when Fran Kirby picked up the ball on the right side of the box, only for the England international forward to somehow find the far corner with a delightful curler.

Three nil then became four minutes later as Magdalena Eriksson rose highest to head home a left-wing corner, with more questions over City ‘keeper Taieb as Chelsea comfortably saw out the rest of the match to record their first-ever win at the City Football Academy, a ground which has now seen City lose their last three games at as they drop to ninth in the table.

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Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes says her team did well to adapt to a change of shape during their 4-0 WSL win over Manchester City.

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