Despite sanctions UEFA confirmed Chelsea’s match versus Lille

despite sanctions uefa confirmed chelseas match versus lille
despite sanctions uefa confirmed chelseas match versus lille

UEFA has announced that Chelsea’s Champions League match against Lille will take place on Wednesday as scheduled Despite sanctions

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted the British government to penalise Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, last week.

Restrictions have been put on Chelsea, who cannot sell any new match tickets or goods and have constraints on the money they may spend to enable games both at home and away.

The European Union (EU) then imposed sanctions on Abramovich, significantly threatening Chelsea’s chances of progressing to the second leg of their last-16 encounter in Lille.

After travelling to northern France with coach Thomas Tuchel, UEFA confirmed Chelsea’s match versus Lille

The match will go forward as planned, according to UEFA’s statement to Stats Perform on Wednesday morning (GMT).

Europe’s governing body UEFA said it was “totally committed” to executing EU and international penalties.

“Our understanding is that the present case is assessed in the context of the licence issued in the UK which allows Chelsea FC to continue minimum football activity while providing a safeguard that no financial gain will result for Mr Abramovich,” a statement from European football’s governing body explained. “

In order to stay up-to-date with the most recent developments, we want to engage closely with the EU and any other relevant member states.

As the Blues are unable to sell tickets to any travelling away fans, they requested on Tuesday that their FA Cup match against Middlesbrough be played behind closed doors in the sake of “sporting integrity.”

However, Middlesbrough reacted angrily to the proposal, and Chelsea withdrew it following significant criticism.

With Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic scoring at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago, Tuchel’s team leads Lille 2-0 after the first leg.

European football’s governing body, UEFA, said it will “continue to work closely with and support the players, staff and supporters of Chelsea through these tough times.”