Ian Wright sends blunt warning to Chelsea FC about Roman Abramovich
The Arsenal legend admits Chelsea FC will be in big trouble if Roman Abramovich leaves Stamford Bridge this summer
Ian Wright has warned Chelsea FC their celebrations after keeping Eden Hazard will be “short-lived” if Roman Abramovich quits Stamford Bridge.
The Blues managed to retain Hazard’s services this summer despite interest from Champions League holders Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea FC have made a positive start to the Premier League season following three successive victories to keep pace with Liverpool FC.
However, Russian owner Abramovich is reported to have put Chelsea FC up for sale given his issues with securing a visa to enter the UK.
The 51-year-old has overseen a decorated spell at the west London side after the Russian bought the Premier League club in 2003.
Chelsea FC have won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cup crowns, the Champions League and the Europa League over the past 15 years.
Former Arsenal striker Wright warned Chelsea FC that Abramovich’s potential exit would be a disaster for the Blues.
“Chelsea fans reckon they struck gold by keeping Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge after all the early summer talk he would head to Real Madrid,” Wright told The Sun.
“But if Russian owner Roman Abramovich decides to walk away, they could find themselves with a far bigger problem to worry about.
“Should the Blues end up in new hands, I genuinely feel the celebrations at keeping Hazard will be short-lived.
“If Roman did cut and run, I believe it would be a disaster for Chelsea FC — full stop.”
Chelsea FC started the new season with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town before a 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were 2-1 winners against Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend to maintain their 100 per cent start under Maurizio Sarri.