Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea deal progresses, Ezri Konsa’s move from Aston Villa

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Abramovich deal reached

Roman Abramovich and the British government have ironed out the issue blocking the sale of Chelsea to a US-based consortium. Confusion over how the £1.5billion debt will be handled was the rumored sticking point, with the Russian oligarch previously saying he doesn’t want the money repaid.

Chelsea’s assets have been frozen but remain in operation under a special license – valid until May 31. It was feared the sale to a US consortium – led by billionaire Todd Boehly – was in jeopardy, but all parties are now optimistic the deal will be finalized.

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The proposed scheme has yet to undertake testing of Premier League owners and directors – the first time this has been applied since the government backed an independent regulator to come into force by 2024.

Blow Ezri Konsa

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Aston Villa will be without first-choice centre-back Ezri Konsa for their huge clash against Burnley tomorrow night. While the game means little to Villa, for Leeds United the game is monumental. Supporters will be listening with trepidation as the Clarets get their chance to climb out of the relegation zone.

Currently, Leeds are just one point above the bottom three, but Burnley’s current game could redefine the landscape ahead of the final matchday of the season on Sunday. The Whites’ fans are praying for Villa to do them a favor but Konsa’s absence is a blow ahead of the game.

The defender suffered a knee injury in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and Gerrard has revealed he could miss the start of 2021-22. He said BirminghamLive “Ezri has a bad knee problem so he’ll be out for 12-16 weeks which isn’t good news but we’re quite relieved because we thought we were dealing with an ACL but luckily it wasn’t. is not the case that. He should come back, everything is fine, end of August, beginning of September.

Hoddle is ‘scared’ for Leeds

Glenn Hoddle says he is “scared” for Leeds’ Premier League status when asked who he thinks will be relegated. Jesse Marsch’s men remain bookies favorites for the drop due to just one game remaining – a tricky trip to Brentford this weekend.

Everton and Burnley play their game in hand tomorrow and the worst-case scenario would be Leeds demanding a win on the final day. Former England boss Hoddle admits he fears the worst for Leeds ahead of a pivotal week.

He said The analysis show : “I am afraid for Leeds. Brentford are playing so well, with a lot of confidence, I just don’t see them winning.

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Edward L. Robinett