Just like all of us on Saturday evening who might have been out enjoying a Saturday night or doing other things, Chelsea’s players were shocked to see a statement go out from the club owner, something that never really happens.
But in the midst of the current situation in Ukraine, Roman Abramovich took measures last night to announce that he is to place Chelsea into the “stewardship and care” of the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation.
When I read that, probably like most others, I had no idea what that exactly meant. And neither did several of the players, who were also out enjoying a meal at their hotel before a big cup final today versus Liverpool, that is according to The Athletic.
However, nerves were soon calmed and the mood relaxed as as it became clear that nothing will functionally change in terms of the day-to-day running of the club, and the players quickly went back to focusing on today’s game.