Chelsea fans criticised by Tuchel over Burnely chants

Chelsea fans were criticised by Tuchel over Roman Abramovich’s name being sung at Burnely.

Chelsea maintained a clean sheet against Burnley powering through the Premier League at Turf Moor with 4-0. Kai Havertz scored a double and Reece James and Christian Pulisic also marked their presence on the scoresheet not too long after the beginning of the second half.

The club is now unbeaten in four Premier League games however, the German coach was not too impressed by the Blues during the minute applause for Ukraine while they sang owner Roman Abramovich’s name, who has come under pressure to leave the ownership of the club after 19 years and his residence from the UK over his alleged ties with Putin and his regime after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The travelling fans decided to chant the Russian’s name as a sign of support for his ownership, which has continued for years together, winning 19 major trophies during his reign. But the chant of support was at the wrong place and time, unfortunately.”It’s not the moment to do this”, said the Chelsea manager.


“It is not the moment to give other messages. It’s the moment to show respect. They have our thoughts and our support and we should stand together”, added Tuchel furiously over the disrespect caused by the fans at the game to BBC Sports. He expressed his dissatisfaction caused by the fans and admitted that neither the club nor the players are a reflection of the behaviour and that they are proud to show respect to the country of Ukraine.

It is learned that few supporters sang Abramovich’s name throughout the match despite the pre-match applause, banners, pennants, cards and TV screens highlighting blue and yellow as a sign of solidarity towards the war-torn country.” The club’s very firm view is that moment of respect or recognition should always be honoured by everyone present”, a Chelsea spokesperson said, reflecting on Tuchel’s statements.