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The billionaire owner's hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end in wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
He's won five Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his storied 19-year stint in West London.
The 55-year-old is selling up amid calls from MPs, with Kante revealing that the Chelsea players 'were not prepared' for his sudden exit.
He's become the first Chelsea player to speak out following Abramovich's shock decision.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "It’s something we were not prepared for, it came quickly
"But the only thing we can do, because we don’t control these things, is to do the best that we have always done.
"Which means that playing football at the best [possible level], for us, for the club, for the fans and see how the things are going and it’s the only thing we can control."
🗣 "It's something we've not prepared, it came quick."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 4, 2022
N'Golo Kante speaks about the shock of owner Roman Abramovich selling Chelsea pic.twitter.com/VHy7y9Ftdc
Thomas Tuchel has also had his say, stating that it's a 'massive change' ahead of Chelsea's new era.
"It's a bit too early to speak, because I can only think about Chelsea with Roman Abramovich," he told BBC Sport.
"So, it's very hard for me. It hasn't sunk in yet that this is going to stop. It's a massive change of course. We did not talk about it [before Luton]. We accepted it.
"The players have internet connections, they watch TV so of course they knew, they get messages. But still we focused in the preparation only on sports.
"And maybe some players are more affected, some less, but in the end, we managed to focus, grow into this game and find the key to win it."