When Roman Abramovich purchased a debt-ridden Chelsea back in 2003, many in the football world were cynical about the move. Fans thought that the Russian oligarch would see the club as nothing more than an investment; if he couldn’t make money off the club, he would eventually sell the club.
However, his time at the London side has coincided with them becoming a global name in the football world and it is clear now that Abramovich is a man who is passionate about football and Chelsea. The oil baron can regularly be seen seated at Stamford Bridge to watch his side play.
He was present once again for Chelsea’s hard-fought win over West Brom and his celebration during Diego Costa’s goal revealed just how much he cares about the club. Whilst he celebrated Costa’s goal, eagle-eyed viewers noticed that his phone had a Chelsea cover on it.