Roman retreat? Odds plummet on Abramovich sale before next season

Chelsea's future is up in the air after Roman Abramovich's visa issues and the Stamford Bridge Stadium plans were put on hold.....


Following the announcement that Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea’s £1bn stadium plans on ice, we’ve slashed the odds on him selling up altogether.

We make it 7/1, in from 15/1, that he sells The Blues before the season kicks off, and it’s just 6/4 that he flogs the club once the campaign has commenced.

With the Russian reportedly withdrawing his visa to return the United Kingdom, the odds are now 9/4 in from 6/1 that he never re-enters the nation again.

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And, with Abramovich’s funding gone, could that mean a fall from grace for Chelsea? It’s currently 8/1 for them to be relegated in the next three years.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “It seems like Abramovich has had enough of the UK and has taken his ball in by halting developments at Stamford Bridge. Like a big, rich baby.

“The odds have plummeted on him to sell Chelsea altogether in the last couple of weeks, and they continue to drop as the story unfolds.”


6/4 – To sell Chelsea during next season
9/4 – To never renew his UK visa
3/1 – To sell Chelsea before Christmas
7/1 – To sell before next season begins
8/1 – Chelsea to be relegated within the next three seasons
25/1 – Chelsea to declare bankruptcy during the 2018/19 season
66/1 – Chelsea to be relegated next season
80/1 Chelsea not to develop Stamford Bridge for the next 50 years
125/1 Ken Bates to re-purchase the club

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