British government receives warning over Chelsea’s new owners

Former Manchester United full-back, Gary Neville has warned the British Government to ensure that new owners take charge over Chelsea as soon as possible to avoid the reigning Champions League winners going ‘bust’.

Chelsea are not allowed to sell match tickets and will play the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final behind closed-doors following the government sanction on Roman Abramovich.

There is a long list of parties already interested in buying Chelsea.

Friday is said to be the deadline for parties interested in buying Chelsea to signal their interest.

And Neville says the UK government must ease the restrictions they have placed on Chelsea in order for a sale to go through.

Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast, he said: “Chelsea have to be allowed to be sold.

“The Government has to ease their restrictions to allow the club to be sold and they have to ease their restrictions to allow the club to be operated so that they don’t go bust.

“I’m absolutely fixed on that. “We can’t lose Chelsea Football Club over this. I’m absolutely convinced that that’s a given for everybody.

“I don’t think anybody wants to see Chelsea go to the wall, we don’t want that. So they have to somehow work out a way, bids by Friday is sort of the word on the street.”

Lampard breaks his hand while celebrating Alex Iwobi’s goal in Everton’s win against Newcastle

Everton manager, Frank Lampard has revealed that he broke his hand on Thursday while celebrating his club’s late winning goal against Newcastle United.

Everton have been on a terrible run of form recently and were heading for another defeat at Goodison Park.

But in normal time, Frank Lampard’s side’s task was made even harder when midfielder, Allan was sent off, with Newcastle looking most likely to find a winner.

However, a brilliant, mazy run and one-two with Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw Alex Iwobi fire the home side into the lead in the 99th minute, sparking jubilant scenes.

Lampard was as excitable as anyone in the dugout, fist-pumping and grabbing his players.

The former Chelsea midfielder revealed after the match that he caused himself some lasting damage with his celebrations.

As he joined the Amazon Prime Video punditry team after the game, he put out his hand and revealed: “I’ve broken my hand by the way in the celebrations. I’ve got the shakes.

“I’ll take it for the three points! It was in the celebrations for the goal. I didn’t realise at the time and then as the game carried on I was like, ‘Woah’. I’m a bit sore there now and a bit shaky, but it’s fine.”

Asked if he cares about his hand after securing three points, he continued: “No, don’t care. It was an amazing night and it’s important we put perspective on it because we need those nights, but there’s a long way to go.”

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