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How did the 2 Chelsea teams play on the day of being punished by the British government?

11 Mar 2022 | 10:42 | Football

 Coach Emma Hayes had to lead the Chelsea women’s team against West Ham this morning, just hours after the UK government decided to freeze Roman Abramovich’s assets.

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The British government has decided to freeze Abramovich’s assets as part of an effort to limit the flow of Russian money following the attack on Ukraine. Abramovich is currently unable to sell the club, while Chelsea are subject to special financial measures that make it impossible for them to sell tickets and merchandise, buy or sell players or make new contracts.

Chelsea said it would seek further discussions with the government to clarify the situation, while it promised to try to operate as normally as possible in the meantime.
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 Chelsea owner is being punished by the British government.

The dramatic decision comes on a day when both Chelsea’s men’s and women’s teams have to play, Thomas Tuchel’s side facing Norwich in the Premier League and Hayes’s team playing West Ham in the Women’s Super League.

 

Before the match started, Hayes told the press: ” Undeniably, it was a difficult day, but I think it is important that we take time. The club has released a statement. I understand the club. is working with the government to dissect the issue.”

“So I think, for all the questions people have – the players, the fans, the staff – we have to give the club time to work through that. In the end, here’s the thing. only I can control: the next 90 minutes.”

“But I’m sure the great dressing room, great fans and great staff at the club deserve the best from us tonight.”

The Chelsea players did not let the situation affect the pitch, the women’s team won 4-1 over West Ham to close the gap with Arsenal, the top team of WSL, to 5 points, with 2 games less. than. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s men thrashed Norwich 3-1 at Carrow Road, despite Tuchel admitting that the pre-match news affected his players.
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 Chelsea’s two men’s and women’s teams still played effectively on a difficult day.

He said after the game: “Of course, it’s big news. Of course, it’s huge and has a huge impact. But we can’t influence it, so we allowed ourselves to enjoy the game. We tried to work hard to stay focused. I love talking about sports but of course I understand you have a lot of questions.”

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