Chelsea slipped a bit in the closing stages of the Premier League season. On matchday 36, the Blues did not get more than 2-2 (0-0) against Wolverhampton Wanderers after a two-goal lead and after three games in a row without a win they still do not have the qualifying for the Champions League in the bag.
Romelu Lukaku (56th / penalty, 58th) had brought the Blues, who are still third in the table, ahead. Trincao (79′) and Conor Coady (90’+7) spoiled Chelsea, where Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger were in the starting XI and Kai Havertz came on, but it was ultimately a very positive Saturday.
Subject to Premier League and British government approval, the London club are going to a group of investors led by American entrepreneur Todd Boehly, who watched the match against Wolverhampton in the stadium, for 4.25 billion pounds (about 5 billion euros).
Britain had frozen the assets of former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich due to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine – including the top football club, which has therefore been up for sale since March. The government will ensure that the Russian oligarch does not personally profit from the sale.
“It gives us perspective,” Tuchel said ahead of the Wolves game: “I hope things move forward as quickly as possible.” Under the new owner, the team’s planning for the upcoming season may also be stepped up and the stadium at Stamford Bridge is also to be refurbished.
Ralf Rangnick: “A terrible performance”
Manchester United, on the other hand, wasted their last mathematical chance for the premier class. Ralf Rangnick’s team lost to Brighton Hove & Albion 0-4 (0-1) and can at best still qualify for the Europa League.
Former Ingolstadt player Pascal Groß scored to bring the score to 3-0 (57th). Rangnick, who will take charge of the Austrian national team in the future, has won just 11 of his 28 games as United manager.
“It was a terrible performance. It wasn’t enough from the first minute to the last. We can only apologize for that performance and the humiliating loss,” Rangnick said afterwards. “We could never stop them from playing through our lines. We told the players to stay as compact as possible, but we couldn’t stop it. I don’t think they ignored the plan. game, but we couldn’t stop them.”
Watford FC, meanwhile, is the second club relegated after Norwich City. Former club pop icon Elton John can no longer reach the savings bank after going 0-1 (0-1) at Crystal Palace with three games remaining.