Paul Merson expects Chelsea to promote Timo Werner this summer time (Image: Sky Sports activities)
Various Chelsea gamers may very well be moved on on the finish of the season after club owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the government.
Whereas Russian billionaire Abramovich can still sell the club, he’s unable to make any cash from the acquisition, with Chelsea additionally blocked from promoting any matchday tickets or merchandise whereas the sanctions are in place.
Abramovich has spent greater than £2billion on switch signings since shopping for Chelsea in 2003 and it’s unlikely that the membership’s new homeowners can be keen or in a position to match that degree of spending.
In consequence, Chelsea may effectively want to dump quite a lot of stars this summer time and Arsenal legend Merson believes Werner can be amongst them.
The Germany worldwide has endured a blended spell at Stamford Bridge following his £47.5m transfer from RB Leipzig in 2020, serving to Chelsea win the Champions League, Tremendous Cup and Membership World Cup however solely scoring seven Premier League objectives.
Werner has endured a blended spell at Stamford Bridge (Image: Getty)
With the present sanctions stopping Chelsea from signing new gamers or agreeing any new contracts, the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen could join Werner in leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.
Merson instructed Sportskeeda: ‘Chelsea are in a little bit of a state of affairs in the intervening time. Rudiger’s gone anyway – you don’t refuse to signal a contract and lose eighty grand every week for nothing.
‘When gamers don’t signal contracts, you’ll be able to take it with no consideration that they’ll go away as a rule.
‘The place can you are taking Chelsea from right here? They’re the champions of Europe and so they’ve received the whole lot.
‘Whoever buys Chelsea at this level will in all probability simply lose cash. They’ll have to start out promoting gamers – if they will get their a refund for Timo Werner, they’ll in all probability promote him too.’
Chelsea put the uncertainty and chaos surrounding the membership to 1 facet on Thursday evening to beat Premier League strugglers Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Merson expects the Blues to clinch one other comfy win, regardless of the Magpies profitable six of their final seven video games below Eddie Howe and pulling away from the relegation zone.
‘I’m going to be at this recreation, and I believe Chelsea ought to have the ability to win,’ Merson added.
‘Newcastle beat Southampton this week, and I believe that’s it for them – they need to be protected within the Premier League now.
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‘Chelsea beat Norwich and that’s it for them too – they need to make it to the highest 4.
‘Newcastle have been completely excellent to do what they’ve accomplished within the Premier League to date, however I’m going to go together with a snug Chelsea win.
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