Chelsea stranded; can’t buy fuel for team bus as club’s credit card gets frozen

Chelsea’s credit cards have been temporarily frozen by the UK Government, Athletic reports.

It was further gathered that this could hamper movement of the defending champions for their games in the UEFA Champions League and Premier League.

Further reports say the credit card of the club which allows the team to pay simple bills like gas for the team bus, daily maintenance and other minor expenditure, was frozen on Friday by banks in the UK.

In light of this, there are growing fears that the freezing of Chelsea’s credit cards could leave the club stranded and “unable to buy fuel for the team bus”.

It could also hamper movement of the defending champions’ for their games in the UEFA Champions League and Premier League.

Meanwhile, the sad news is coming after Roman Abramovich (the club’s owner) was sanctioned On Thursday by the UK government and his assets frozen over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Abramovich’s woes is said to have manifested due to his relationship with Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

Amid the blocking of the club’s credit cards, Chelsea will also be unable to sell tickets to matches, sell club merchandise and even sign players when the transfer window opens.

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