Some of the other 19 Premier League clubs reportedly fear the next Chelsea owner could actually benefit from Roman Abramovich clearing the £1.5 billion owed to him.

According to The Telegraph, a handful of the top-flight teams told Bruce Buck in a meeting yesterday that they held reservations over the debt wiped away by Abramovich after announcing the sale of the club.

Buck takes the brunt

Buck was part of a call to discuss the state of play at Stamford Bridge, with the company facing an uncertain future following the sanction of their former Russian ruler.

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He faced questions from the representatives of the rival league sides, many of those directed towards the possibility of Abramovich’s successor gaining a ‘competitive advantage’ due to the removal of the debt.

The Chelsea chairman apparently did his best to quell those worries by describing the benefits of selling the company debt-free.

Of course, the interested suitors will certainly see the positive aspects of not having to cover the costs owed to their predecessor.

Whoever takes the top stop at Stamford Bridge shall be given a pretty blank canvas from which to work from and paint the Blues in their image.

Plans to reshape Chelsea

Rebuilding the home stadium would be a good place to start, something Abramovich prevented from happening in 2018.

Bidders have until Friday to submit their offers, with one group seemingly leading the race.

The Telegraph state that a consortium consisting of Todd Boehly, Swiss businessman Hansjorg Wyss and British property developer Jonathan Goldstein are the favourites.

Bruce Buck
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Hopefully, Chelsea fans and everyone affected by the process will be given a clearer picture of the identity of their new owners after the weekend.

It’s been an arduous and unprecedented journey that nobody could’ve truly prepared for.

The sooner the situation is resolved, the better.

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