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Carabao Cup final: There are uncertainties around Chelsea – Tuchel speaks on Russia/Ukraine war

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has admitted there are uncertainties around the club at the moment.

Tuchel also said he understands the criticism directed at the Blues over the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

After Russian troops crossed the border into Ukraine on Tuesday, Labour MP Chris Bryant told the House of Commons that Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, should have his assets seized.

Bryant also questioned whether the billionaire businessman should be allowed to operate a football club himself.

Ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday, Tuchel told reporters the situation in Ukraine, and the potential consequences, was “clouding” his squad’s thoughts.

Tuchel said: “We shouldn’t pretend this is not an issue. The situation for everyone here is horrible. Nobody expected this, it’s pretty unreal.

“It’s clouding our minds, and our excitement towards the final. It brings huge uncertainty, much more to all people in the moment more involved than us. We send our best wishes and regards to them, obviously.

“Still there are so many uncertainties around the situation of our club, in the UK with scenarios like this, that it makes no sense if I comment on it. We’re aware of it, we haven’t got so much insight or inside information than you might think, and in the very end, I think it’s also the right from the and staff to not be political, to focus on sports. Not because we are hiding, but the situation is clear, it’s horrible, no doubt about it.”

Chelsea are looking to a third piece of silverware this season against Liverpool after their UEFA Super Cup win and Club World Cup success last month.