Following owner Roman Abramovich’s recent sanctioning, Chelsea Football Club now finds itself in uncharted territory.
The Blues face an uncertain future, both on the pitch, as well as off it and with several first-team players set to be out of contract at the end of the season, the club faces a task to restore some stability.
As many as three defenders are soon to be free agents, including Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, although the latter is rumoured to have a clause in his deal that would allow the Blues to trigger a one-year extension.
Speaking to DMwire about how the club’s newfound financial constraints could impact the trio, Premier League and Chelsea reporter Olivia Buzaglo said: “I think it will be an issue. You just never know what is going to happen now with this team.
“I can understand the players feeling a little bit uncertain about things but it feels like the situation could get sorted out.