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Anorak | Roman Abramovich ‘only bought Chelsea to protect himself from Putin and exploit the game’ (video)

Roman Abramovich ‘only bought Chelsea to protect himself from Putin and exploit the game’ (video)

by | 2nd, July 2013

Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich greets the home supporters before their FA Premiership match against Leicester City at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground in London.  30/01/04: The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea soccer club, will face checks by Russia's highest auditing body starting next month, its chief said in Moscow today.  07/03/04: Roman Abramovich is the UK's richest person with a family fortune almost seven times that of the Queen, according to a new report. The Russian's   7.2 billion wealth puts him top of the Mail on Sunday Rich Report 2004, ahead of Tetrapak billionaire Hans Rausing and the Duke of Westminster. The report includes the 300 richest UK-based men and women whose combined wealth comes to  147.3 billion - up 28% on a year ago. The Rich Report magazine team spent two months researching the Abramovich assets. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

TIMES journalist and former table-tennis champ Matthew Syed is talking about Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to Sky Sports News . Sayed shows us why journalists and not ex-pros make the best pundits. Syed tonks  Roman Abramovich’s tenure as Chelsea with the bare facts. Tony Cascarino, who also writes for the Times , says Abramovich has been “a huge success for the Premier League” . How? By winning the Premier League for Chelsea?

Abramovich has been a huge success for Chelsea. That much is certain.

What’s he done for the game?

Football has responded to Abramovich by setting up the Financial Fair Play rule the demand that clubs break even.  It’s not the fear of debt that makes Uefa act. If it was, why didn’t it act after Leeds United and Lazio’s big-spending ways blew up in their faces? And what of Real Madrid, the club that lived on the never-never for years? It’s the fear of

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