Subject to strong restrictions due to the sanctions applied by the British government to Roman Abramovich, Chelsea benefited from an exception this Friday. According to the AP news agency, the London executive has allowed Londoners to spend more than the €23,800 limit on the trip to Middlesbrough for the FA Cup.
Indeed, the 800 kilometer bus journey (round trip) would cost more than 83,000 euros, well above what is now allowed to blues. In order to avoid defections, the government has agreed to ease the sanctions for this specific match, which will allow the club to travel more quickly and comfortably.
The match, remember, is scheduled for this Saturday at 5:15 p.m.