Após a pressão da Premier League, o russo Roman Abramovich abriu mão do comando da equipe do Chelsea. Dono da equipe desde 2004, deixa a equipe devido a Guerra da Ucrânia. Roman é próximo à Putin, e essa aproximação foi fundamental para a liga exigir esse afastamento.
Nota Oficial do Chelsea
Statement from Club Owner Roman Abramovich. During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC. I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.