Roman Abramovich

Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich loses $534 million in a day

From bad to worse

It’s not been a great couple of months for Chelsea both domestically and in Europe but it just got a whole lot worse for owner Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have not got going this season after so much expectation from last seasons title-winning campaign.

Having stormed the title with relative ease, you would have thought the side would have pushed on under Antonio Conte.

That has been far from the case as the side are on the brink of missing out on Champions League football next year.

Not only that, while Chelsea sit in fifth, Arsenal are attempting to overthrow them before the end of the season

That could even see them finish 6th in a season full of promise and that would not only anger Abramovich, it would force him into action.

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Though, Chelsea’s performances on the pitch isn’t the only thing that won’t be making him happy

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 14: Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona celebrates with Lionel Messi as he scores their second goal as Thibaut Courtois and N’Golo Kante of Chelsea look dejected during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

U.S sanctions

That is because a report from the Moscow Times today has revealed that the Chelsea boss has lost $534 million in just 24 hours.

Abramovich is just one of the 50 richest Russian businessmen who were hit with huge sanctions.

This comes as the US sanctioned Russian businessmen, companies and government officials who were close to President Vladimir Putin as punishment for ‘meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and other “malign activity.”’

While it’s certain this will affect the Chelsea owner, it is unlikely that it will have a big effect on the club and their transfer plans this summer.

Southampton vs Chelsea: The Antonio Conte termination plan

One person who is not in the good books of Abramovich is Antonio Conte.

The Italian boss has not performed to the standards he would have hoped for this season.

Now, the Chelsea boss has his days numbered at Stamford Bridge.

Click here to find out why.