The Chelsea Situation
It's breaking today that the government are putting in sanctions against Roman Abramovich for his alleged ties to the Putin administration. This includes pretty serious repercussions for Chelsea - including the halting of any potential sale of the club.
You can find more on the BBC link below, but they are reporting that the licence that allows Chelsea to continue operating will:
BBC Sport said:
What does the special licence mean for Chelsea?
Chelsea are able to pay the wages of all employees, including players and coaching staff
They can pay "reasonable" costs of travel to and from fixtures but not exceeding £20,000 per game per team
They can pay "reasonable" costs towards hosting home fixtures, not exceeding £500,000 per fixture per team
Fans who bought season tickets or individual match tickets before 10 March 2022 can attend games
Rights-holding broadcasters can broadcast any fixture involving the club