CHELSEA will have to rely on the day’s sales as food and beverage as their ONLY source of income for the foreseeable future.
That’s because the club was banned from operating any kind of business after Roman Abramovich’s assets were frozen by the government.
Ticket sales, merchandise sales and player entry and exit have all been halted by the ruling.
But a special license allows Chelsea to complete their fixture schedule with season ticket holders allowed to go to Stamford Bridge.
And those fans will be refreshed as usual, according to the Associated Press journalist Rob Harris.
A government statement read: “To ensure the club can continue to play and operate, we are issuing a special license.
“That will allow match schedules to be fulfilled, staff paid and existing ticket holders to attend matches while, importantly, depriving Abramovich of the benefits of ownership.”
The restrictions imposed will be reviewed in May according to Daily Mail’s Rob Draper.
But the worst will still come for the Blues, who can have points deducted if they start.
They will also lose a number of stars whose contracts expire in the summer such as captains Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
More to follow…
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4862963/chelsea-tickets-merchandise-abramovich/ Chelsea can only make money through food and drink because the club is prohibited from selling tickets and merchandise