Latest from Stamford Bridge as owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich gets his third passport and new citizenship approved by the government of Portugal.
Tuchel’s performances was rated the best as they thrashed Aston Villa 3-1 in yesterday match to still maintains their third position in the EPL table fixture.
The Blues supremo, who bought the club back in 2003, already has a Russian passport, as well as an Israeli one which he picked up in 2018.
Abramovich qualified for citizenship in Portugal due to a law that was passed in 2015 which offers naturalisation to descendants of Sephardic Jewish people, who were expelled from the Iberian peninsula during the medieval Inquisition.
The 55-year-old has been a frequent donator to projects which honor the legacy of the Sephardic communities in Hamburg, Germany.
Despite picking up his third passport, Abramovich is still set to struggle to see his beloved Blues in person in the UK.
The Russian billionaires’ entrepreneurial visa expired in 2018 – with the UK taking steps in the same year to make it harder for powerful Russians to obtain a visa following the Salisbury poisoning incident.
Since that ruling, Abramovich has been a sporadic visitor to Stamford Bridge.
In fact, it was only a couple of weeks ago that Abramovich returned to London to watch Chelsea for the first time in over three years.
Abramovich returned to the UK to visit family in October before he dropped in to catch Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at the end of November.
As well as leaving the UK and ceasing to attend games, Abramovich also halted Chelsea’s plans for a new stadium in the wake of the 2018 ruling by the UK government.
A statement from the club read: “Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold.
“No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision.
“The decision was made due to the current unfavourable investment climate.”
Despite his Stamford Bridge exile, Abramovich was present when the Blues lifted the Champions League under the guidance of new boss Thomas Tuchel back in May.
The final, which was held in Portugal at the Estadio do Dragao, marked the second time that Chelsea have been crowned as European champions since Abramovich bought the club.
Now the Roman Abramovich new citizenship approved, he has the privilege to travel to Portugal anytime he wishes.
Meanwhile, there is mix reaction that the owner of Chelsea should have bought Arsenal instead of Chelsea as they claimed.
Although, Tuchel is doing his best to see Chelsea won all their remaining matches next year, 2022 to lift both trophies in the EPL and the UEFA champions league again.