Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks bored watching first competitive Blues game in more than a year at Europa League final against Arsenal


CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich looked bored as he watched his first competitive Chelsea game in more than a year.

The Russian billionaire was pictured in the crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Baku as his side took on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final.

Abramovich had his chin in his hands as he watched his first competitive Chelsea game in more than a year
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was seen in the stands watching his first competitive Chelsea game for more than a year

He was seen talking to a man sitting next to him in the stadium while dressed in a white shirt and dark navy jacket.

Abramovich, 52, has not been seen at a first-team game since issues over his UK visa arose last summer.

However, the billionaire owner did attend the New England Revolution friendly earlier this month – a 3-0 victory in Boston.

As revealed by SunSport earlier this week, Abramovich – having now taken up Israeli citizenship – HAS made it to Azerbaijan for the European showpiece

Abramovich’s presence clash will only ramp up speculation over the future of boss Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea chief Bruce Buck was spotted in Baku holding talks with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli.

The pair were seen at the Four Seasons hotel, discussing the future of Sarri – a target for the Serie A champions.

With Abramovich in town, any decisions needed to be made swiftly could be undertaken.

The sensational pictures come as the Blues coach looks set to leave and join the Juve in a £5million compensation deal.

Sarri, 60, will hold his own showdown talks with the Chelsea board over his future immediately after the clash with rivals Arsenal.

The former Napoli boss has failed to endear himself to the Stamford Bridge faithful this season – and was booed on numerous occasions over his “Sarri-ball” failures.

He could now leave – with the flames only fanned further after he furiously stormed out of Tuesday’s training session in front of the BT Sport cameras.

The Blues chief hardly looked thrilled to be supporting his club
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The Blues owner was seen talking to a friend in the stands
The Russian billionaire has not been in the UK due to issues with his visa



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