Downing Street gives Chelsea a small truce after Abramovich’s penalty

The British government changed some of the terms of the special license it granted to Chelsea after penalizing its owner, Roman Abramovich, so that the club could continue to operate on a daily basis and play its matches. It is noteworthy that this penalty, which occurred last Thursday, was joined by the Premier League, Saturday, by separating him from the Russian club in an unprecedented decision.

Among these permits the club obtained from the government is a limit of 500,000 pounds to spend on games played at home, for security, hygiene and catering, which has been extended to 900,000 pounds. Although the budget ceiling for the expenses of each trip remains 20 thousand pounds. What does not change is the ban on the sale of match tickets or the production of new merchandise, allowing the sale only of already manufactured products.

the end of the era

The government can authorize the sale of Chelsea as long as Abrafumic does not receive benefits

Downing Street will also allow Chelsea to receive prize money for the competitions they have played and are playing this season, which is a boost to blues, which cut off most revenue streams due to UK sanctions. In fact, Barclays has frozen all of the club’s credit cards due to the delicate situation it is going through and its possible ties to Russia.

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These are not the only changes expected to be made to the license, the most important of which is the green light to sell the club. The Premier League, after excluding Roman Abramovich on Saturday, indicated that they see it possible for the government to give the green light and the process, with a buyer yet to be identified, could be carried out in the coming days. What has been made clear from 10 Downing Street is that Abramovich will not be allowed to benefit from the operation.

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