EPL: Abramovich a positive force for Chelsea and football, says Crystal Palace boss Vieira

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira revealed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been a positive force for football.

Abramovich had Chelsea seized by the UK government last week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Arsenal great Vieira insists Abramovich 19 years in charge of Chelsea has been positive for the game.

He said: “You just have to look at what Chelsea have won in the last 20 years.

“And the number of players their Academy has developed that have played in the Premier League and Championship is unbelievable.

“So, of course, his period at Chelsea has been positive. I think it’s been really good for football in general.”

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