Chelsea players had to remove bags from hotel rooms and sneak onto a bus as Werner reveals how penalties hit players
The CHELSEA players have been kicked out of their hotel rooms early and forced to sneak into a single manager due to club sanctions.
Timo Werner has revealed how players have been affected after the UK government halted wasteful spending by the Blues over owner Roman Abramovich’s links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Overnight, the five-star luxury Chelsea players were used to when traveling to away games came to an end.
Among the perks they saw removed were the ability to check out late from hotel rooms and use two coaches.
Speaking to The Mirror, Werner explained: “For example, our bags and belongings had to be taken out of our rooms at 11am when we had a Champions League game where before our bags could stay in the room too long as we stayed in the room It was kinda funny little things, nothing to worry about.
“We felt we couldn’t come to the game with two buses anymore, we had to be a bit closer, we had to save money at times, which is different from what we were used to at the hotel and somewhere else.
“Of course we’ve heard a lot about it in the press and the media. What happens, who is the new owner, what happens if we don’t find a new owner. I think the club did a really good job of keeping everything away from us as much as possible.
The five-star experience could be back very soon, with a new owner expected to be installed within days.
US billionaire Todd Boehly and his consortium have been named preferred bidders and final checks are currently underway before closing the deal.
In a statement, Chelsea said the takeover is “expected to complete at the end of May subject to all necessary regulatory approvals”.
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Chelsea’s proposed £4.25billion takeover is expected to be more than DOUBLE the record for the most expensive in the history of the sport.
Boehly was present at Stamford Bridge last Saturday to watch the club draw 2-2 against Wolves and he is expected to be present for the FA Cup final against Liverpool.
As well as improved travel arrangements, players can expect to see a number of new faces at the club over the summer as well.
Commenting on future investments, Daniel Finkelstein, who is a Chelsea fan and will be part of the new board, said that Thomas Tuchel would be backed in the market.
speaking on Talk TVhe said: “We’re still in the early stages – he’s had a sale deal with Chelsea and now the government has to clear the sale because they’re a sanctioned club and the Premier League have to decide I’m a director adjustment.
“‘I think Chelsea are going to have a fabulous owner in Todd Boehly – I’m really impressed with him.
“I was very impressed before I met him, I think the same way he does about sports, so it was kind of a meeting anyway.
“I like him a lot, but I think he has big plans too.
“So as a Chelsea fan who was worried when the club had to be sold, I’m looking at how the club can be improved rather than just how we can prevent it from getting worse.”
He added: “The work of the owner is judged by how well we spend the money, not just how much we spend.
“The truth is there is a lot of money behind Todd Boehly’s bid, there will be a lot of investment in the club but it will also be invested wisely.”