Study reveals how much money Chelsea will lose from unsold tickets

By Amreen
Study reveals how much Chelsea could stand to lose each matchday
Study reveals how much Chelsea could stand to lose each matchday / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Chelsea could reportedly stand to lose an estimated £600,000 per game following sanctions on owner Roman Abramovich.

The sanctions have been placed on Abramovich after the Russian owner had his assets frozen by the UK Government. And one of the sanctions placed on the club will prevent them from selling tickets for games at Stamford Bridge.

Only season ticket holders will be allowed to attend games, unless tickets were purchased prior to Thursday's ruling. Chelsea's lowest ticket price currently stands at £47, which means they could potentially face losing £603,198 per game.

The Blues are set to host Brentford, West Ham, Wolves, and Watford in the Premier League, and could also host home ties in the FA Cup and Champions League - which could total a loss of at least £2.4million.

OLBG football expert Richard Moffat said: "This news has been a total shock to the football community today and the unprecedented effects of this will be felt for a long time.

"Whilst Chelsea season ticket holders will still be able to support their team, many will feel sympathy for the fans who won't.

"It seems unfair that away fans won't be able to support their teams on match days at Stamford Bridge, as this will potentially give the home team an advantage.

"Hopefully the government can work with representatives of Chelsea Football Club and football authorities to address these issues in the coming days. Whilst it's understandable that the club doesn't make a profit from ticket sales, perhaps there is an opportunity here to raise money for the victims of the horrific events taking place in Ukraine."

Other sanctions imposed on Chelsea include not being able to sell merchandise, renew contracts, or sign new players.