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.
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.”
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH SPECIALS
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
*All odds Correct at time of posting