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Chelsea Boss Claims They're The Only Ones Suffering At The Moment

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Chelsea Boss Claims They're The Only Ones Suffering At The Moment

Thomas Tuchel has made the most incredible claim, by saying Chelsea are the only, and possibly first, team to be suffering due to their potential change of owner.

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Chelsea have been up for sale since earlier this year, with Roman Abramovich deciding to sell in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Things were sped up by the sanctions on the billionaire and the club also faced certain sanctions, as they could no longer make any money so weren't allowed to sell tickets or merchandise.

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Whilst the club haven't been able to buy or sell anyone, their sanctions haven't come during a transfer window anyway so they're relatively untroubled, especially as Antonio Rudiger never looked likely to sign a new deal.

However, Tuchel has now claimed that it's all caused a major distraction for the team, and sensationally ignored the likes of Derby County and Oldham Athletic to suggest it's the first time anyone has gone through what they're going through.

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"It has for sure, I don't think there's any sense in hiding from the fact that it is a distraction," he told his pre match press conference, ahead of the game with Leeds United on Wednesday.

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"It's a question of to which level we can still live up to even if we are distracted, worried or disadvantaged by it.

"These are positive signs and it feels like it's coming to an end which will give us the possibilities to act [in the summer transfer market] but right now, we're not yet at that moment."

Chelsea's soon to be owner Todd Boehly sits in the stands at Stamford Bridge. Image: PA Images
Chelsea's soon to be owner Todd Boehly sits in the stands at Stamford Bridge. Image: PA Images

"We're the only club at the moment who suffers like this and maybe the first club who ever did this," the German incredibly added, apparently unaware at the state of the lower leagues.

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"It's a situation that's unique and quite challenging. Of course, everyone wants it to be clarified.

"These are steps in the right direction. We've been waiting for it for a long time because we need the positive energy and the competitive atmosphere as a club.

"That's why it's very important that things progress."

Chelsea have somehow made it into the FA Cup final despite their huge burden. Image: PA Images
Chelsea have somehow made it into the FA Cup final despite their huge burden. Image: PA Images
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Lots of clubs throughout the Football League have had go through some horrific ownerships in recent years, leaving clubs in disarray and facing administration and extinction.

The Blues issues have not come from money specifically and have been put on them by the government, which is a more unique spin on ownership problems.

However, the club have been more than happy to accept Abramovich's money without too many questions and lots of success, so it's tough for rival fans to feel too sorry for them.

The club are at least set to be get a new owner, with Todd Boehly expected to buy the team, although their fans have been warned that the spending won't continue in the same vein.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Hayters

Topics: Premier League, Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel

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