Chelsea face point deduction over new Roman Abramovich documents
Chelsea face Premier League point deduction
Chelsea are set to face even more questions about their success under former owner Roman Abramovich after leaked documents appear to show a string of payments that potentially breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, as well as other strict laws of the game.
Through a joint investigation by the Guardian and a group of international outlets including the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and Germany’s Paper Trail Media, files have been uncovered relating to a series of payments spread out over a decade worth tens of millions of pounds.
These payments are reportedly ‘routed through offshore vehicles’ which belong to the Russian billionaire, who was forced to sell the club in 2022 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine saw sanctions imposed on his UK assets.
The transactions are believed to be for Chelsea’s benefit, with some questioning whether the governing bodies were made aware of the accounts.