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Thomas Tuchel says he is “still thrilled” to be Chelsea’s head coach, but that he and the team “cannot alter” the situation following the UK government’s sanctions on the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich.

Abramovich’s assets have been blocked, as well as “a bar on dealings with UK individuals and firms, a travel ban, and transportation bans,” according to the measures, which were announced on Thursday morning.

The sanctions are intended to stop the 55-year-old from making any money in the UK – and this includes from Chelsea. Tuchel remained positive despite the news, telling BBC Radio 5 Live after Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Norwich on Thursday night: “As long as we have enough shirts and a bus to drive to the games we will be there and will compete hard.”

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