Chelsea have introduced post-tax losses of £145.6m for the 12 months as much as June 30, 2021.
The membership says the losses had been predominantly attributable to a scarcity of match-day revenue resulting from Covid, and a discount in revenue from participant gross sales.
Chelsea’s turnover truly elevated due to an increase in broadcasting income, attributable to the delayed end to the 2019/20 season and their run to the ultimate of the 2021 Champions League.
Chelsea’s accounts state they’re “reliant on Fordstam Restricted for its continued monetary assist”. The corporate is owned by Roman Abramovich, and has indicated it would proceed to assist the membership “for the foreseeable future”.
The 2020/21 season – the interval lined by the most recent set of accounts – noticed Chelsea win the Champions League for the second time, end fourth within the Premier League and attain the FA Cup closing.
The Blues additionally modified their supervisor in January, sacking Frank Lampard and changing him with Thomas Tuchel, who signed a two-year contract extension in June.
A livid Thomas Tuchel was left fuming at refereeing selections in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton and insisted it’s “silly” to assume his depleted aspect can compete for the title after they fell additional behind leaders Manchester Metropolis.
Danny Welbeck’s injury-time objective, nodded in from a Marc Cucurella cross, cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s first-half header at Stamford Bridge and left Chelsea eight factors behind Pep Guardiola’s aspect in second place.
The Blues, already depleted by Covid and accidents, additionally misplaced Reece James and Andreas Christensen to hamstring and again issues respectively, however it was the refereeing which most irked Tuchel.
The 48-year-old felt Chelsea ought to have had a penalty within the second half when Christian Pulisic went to floor following a deal with by Joel Veltman, and he was additionally pissed off by Mike Dean’s choice to penalise Mason Mount earlier than he put the ball into the empty Brighton web shortly earlier than the equaliser.
“Actually, I’d by no means usually say it, however we have now a 100 per cent penalty towards Christian Pulisic and we have now a 50-50 problem from Mason Mount proper earlier than the equaliser when the ball goes into the web,” he stated in his post-match press convention.
“Why does the referee even must whistle earlier than the ball is over the road? We now have VAR to test. Why can we not wait after which test it, after which if he decides it is a foul, resolve it then?
“Is he so certain? Or does he need to preserve the strain up?
“And the penalty is a joke. It is truthfully a joke from VAR to not intrude.”
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