Chelsea players are ‘fearful’ over the futures at the club after an extraordinary turn of events when Roman Abramovich was hit with sanctions by the UK, The Guardian reports.
An unnamed dressing-room source describes the atmosphere as ‘chaos’, with some players fearing the club might go into administration.
There are also those who are worried about the long-term direction of the club. A separate concern is that Chelsea are banned from making transfers or renewing existing contracts.
The report emerged around 90 minutes before the start of the Premier League game against Norwich.
If that is true – and we have no reason to doubt the report from such an authoritative source – it’s admirable how some of the players managed to perform at Carrow Road.