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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that club legend Petr Cech was the one that briefed players and the coaching staff officially about the situation involving the club's Russian owner, Roman Abramovich and his decision to sell the Premier League team amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tuchel talked about Petr Cech and the briefing in his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the Burnley game at Turf Moor as he said that the briefing from the former Chelsea goalkeeper wasn't too much different from what they already know.

Petr Cech is the technical director at Chelsea and Tuchel stated that he briefed the players and coaching staff shortly after the 3-2 away win over English Championship team Luton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea trailed twice in the first half, but they were able to navigate their way through the tie with two goals in the second half. The Blues will now face another English Championship side in Middlesbrough in the sixth round for a place in the semi-finals. It must be pointed out that the sixth round is also the same as the quarterfinals on the FA Cup scene.

Chelsea owner Abramovich has been affected by the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine as he has been forced to sell the club mainly due to his affiliation with the Vladimir Putin-led presidential regime in his native Russia. Putin sanctioned the Russian invasion of Ukraine which has led to the loss of several lives.
Abramovich has placed a £3bn valuation on Chelsea, but potential buyers are not willing to pay the asking price. Also, the Blues owner is keen to sell to a buyer that will give him assurances over the long-term future of the club especially when it comes to spending money on transfers.