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Why Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is visiting London

Roman Abramovich

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made a very rare trip to London.

Chelsea & Abramovich

Abramovich would buy Chelsea back in 2003 and has since seen the side become one of the most decorated teams in Premier League history.

The Blues have won five Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, the Europa League, three FA Cups and three League Cups under Abramovich’s ownership.

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However, the Chelsea owner has not actually been seen in England for some time.

This is seemingly due to his visa issue, which began back in 2018.

As per the Independent:

Abramovich had issues around his entrepreneurial visa in 2018, after which the 54-year-old has not been spotted in London.

Why Abramovich is in London

The Chelsea owner, however, was at the 2019 Europa League final in Baku when his side beat Arsenal. He was also at the 2020 Champions League final in May of 2020, when his side edged past Manchester City to clinch the prize for a second time.

Now though, Abramovich has been spotted in London and the Independent have explained why he is there.

And it is a pretty straightforward reason, with it reported that Abramovich has made a rare trip to London to visit family, with a spokesperson confirming the Chelsea chief has travelled to the UK to see relatives.

The spokesperson also confirmed Abramovich has travelled to London as an Israeli citizen, therefore entering the UK without the need for a visa.

The Independent add that it is understood he could visit Chelsea whilst in London.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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