Chelsea announce losses of £145.6m for year ending June 2021 due to Covid and reduced player sales | Football News

Chelsea have announced after-tax losses of 145.6 million pounds for the year to 30 June 2021.

The club says the losses were mainly caused by a lack of match day revenue due to Covid and a reduction in profits from player sales.

In fact, Chelsea’s turnover has increased thanks to the increase in radio and television revenues, caused by the delayed arrival of the 2019/20 season and the race towards the 2021 Champions League final.

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Chelsea accounts say it “relies on Fordstam Limited for its continued financial support.” The company is owned by Roman Abramovich and has indicated that he will continue to support the club “for the foreseeable future”.

The 2020/21 season – the period covered by the latest accounts – saw Chelsea win the Champions League for the second time, finish fourth in the Premier League and reach the FA Cup final.

The Blues also changed coaches in January, firing Frank Lampard and replacing him with Thomas Tuchel, who signed a two-year contract extension in June.

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Tuchel is furious against the refereeing and slams the decision of “joke” on the penalty

An enraged Thomas Tuchel was enraged by the referee decisions in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton and insisted that it is “foolish” to think that his impoverished side could compete for the title after falling further behind. leaders Manchester City.

Danny Welbeck’s recovery goal from Marc Cucurella’s cross canceled Romelu Lukaku’s first-half header at Stamford Bridge and left Chelsea eight points behind Pep Guardiola’s side in second place.

The Blues, already depleted by Covid and injuries, also lost Reece James and Andreas Christensen respectively to hamstring and back problems, but it was the refereeing that bothered Tuchel the most.

The 48-year-old felt Chelsea should have taken a second-half penalty when Christian Pulisic went down following a tackle from Joel Veltman, and was also frustrated by Mike Dean’s decision to penalize Mason Mount before he hit the ball. in the empty net the Brighton shortly before the equalizer.

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Frustrated Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea would be “stupid” to believe they can compete for the Premier League title due to Covid-related absences and injuries after 1-1 against Brighton

“Honestly, normally I would never say that, but we have a 100% penalty against Christian Pulisic and we have a 50-50 challenge from Mason Mount right before the tie when the ball is going into the net,” he said in his post press conference. match.

Why does the referee also have to blow the whistle before the ball is over the line? We have the VAR to check. Why can’t we wait and then check, and then if he decides it’s foul, decide it then?

“Is he that safe? Or does he want to keep the tension high?

“And the penalty is a joke. Honestly it’s a joke of the VAR not to interfere.”

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