Where Roman Abramovich ranks among Premier League’s top owners as Chelsea boss heads to London
Roman Abramovich has been named the Premier League’s best owner in a survey that combines financial power and the popularity of those involved.
The Russian billionaire is currently in London for the first time since 2018, with many Chelsea supporters curious as to why he is finally visiting the capital.
According to Nick Purewal from The Independent and PA, the 54-year-old businessman is in London to visit relatives, and he could take a trip to see those associated with the Blues during his time in the UK.
Abramovich has been at Chelsea since purchasing the West London squad in 2003 and during his tenure he completely transformed the club.
Now, Ranking of club owners, a study of football betting experts Freebets.com, took a closer look at the financial commitment each of the Premier League owners has to their clubs, as well as their popularity online.
The website combined these two huge factors to see who is the best landlord in England’s top flight – and that is Chelsea boss Abramovich.
The study claims that Abramovich is worth £ 10bn and during his time at the Blues he has net spending of £ 940m with his average money spent per player being £ 10.9m sterling.
Abramovich takes the lead ahead of the Srivaddhanaprabha family, Sheikh Mansour and Daniel Levy, the owners of Aston Villa occupying fifth place in the standings.
In March of this year, Abramovich gave his first Chelsea interview in around 15 years, speaking to Forbes, and he spoke about the current state of his club.
He said: “The ambitions are as true now as they were when I first became the owner and I hope this will show through the work we have done on and off the pitch during the course. over the past 17 years.
“I think the trophies speak for themselves and show what we as a club have been able to accomplish over the years.
“And it’s my goal for us to keep winning trophies and building for the future.
“Chelsea have a very rich history, and I feel extremely lucky to play a role in it.
“The club were there before me, and will be there after me, but my job is to make sure that we are as successful as possible today, as well as to build for the future.
“This is why the success of our academy in Cobham is so important to me. “