Roman Abramovich attends Chelsea match for first time this campaign during USA friendly

Roman Abramovich attends Chelsea match for first time this campaign during USA friendly

- Roman Abramovich watched Chelsea play for first time this season on Wednesday, May 15, in Boston

- The Russian billionaire has not been at Stamford Bridge all season after being denied a UK visa

- Ross Barkley netted twice as Chelsea cruised past New England Revolution but the tie was marred by Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s injury

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attended Chelsea match for the first this campaign after watching the Blues thrash New England Revolution 3-0 in the US on Wednesday, May 15, in Boston.

According to the Daily Mail report, Abramovich was sighted at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, during the friendly to put together to raise awareness in the fight against anti-Semitism.

The Russian was seen discussing with New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win.

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However, the victory over the home-side was ruined after Ruben Loftus Cheek cropped an Achilles tendon injury and will likely be out of the Europa League final, and could be sidelined for up to one year.

But that did not stop Abramovich and Kraft from pledging to donate £780,000 to checkmate the rise in anti-Semitic behaviour.

Interestingly, the 52-year-old Abramovich has failed to attend a match at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of new UK visa requirement by the British government last May.

Chelsea maintain Abramovich will not sell the club going forward despite moves from Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

And Blues defender David Luiz has hinted that the club supremo "still loves them and wants to win everything".

Abramovich revealed he no longer has a corporate box at Stamford Bridge and reports started flying that he was on his way out.

Interestingly, the Russian splashed out up to £3m-per-season on corporate hospitality boxes, but had other ideas this campaign

Chelsea squad members visited a Holocaust Memorial on Wednesday, May 15, before battling the MLS side in the evening.

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Ross Barkley netted two times as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over New England Revolution.

The England star opened scores for Chelsea on the third minute before Olivier Giroud's header on the half-hour mark doubled their advantage.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ruben Loftus-Cheek has suffered a major injury ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal after cropping a ruptured Achilles during a friendly win over New England Revolution in the US.

Chelsea battled the MLS campaigners in a post-season clash in Boston, winning 3-0, with Maurizio Sarri publicly expressing his worries about game before Gunners’ clash in Baku.

And now Loftus-Cheek failed to complete the contest after limping off with a suspected injury and will now miss the Europa League final and the start of 2019-20 campaign.

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