Roman Abramovich has been named as the Premier League’s best owner in a survey conducted that combines the financial power and popularity of the people involved.
The Russian billionaire is currently in London for the first time since 2018, with plenty of Chelsea supporters curious as to why he is finally visiting the capital.
According to Nick Purewal of the Independent and PA, the 54-year-old businessman is in London to visit some relatives, and he could make a trip to see those associated with the Blues during his time in the United Kingdom.
Abramovich has been at Chelsea since buying the west London outfit in 2003 and in his time in charge, he has completely transformed the club.
Now, Club Owner Rankings, a study by football bets experts Freebets.com, has taken a closer look at the financial commitment each one of the Premier League’s owners has to their clubs, as well as their popularity online.
The website has combined both of those huge factors to see who is the English top-flight’s best owner – and it is Chelsea chief Abramovich.
The study claims Abramovich is worth a whopping £10billion and in his time at the Blues, he has a net spend of £940million, with his average money spent per player being £10.9m.
Abramovich comes out on top ahead of the Srivaddhanaprabha Family, Sheikh Mansour and Daniel Levy, with Aston Villa’s owners being in fifth-place in the table.
In March of this year, Abramovich gave his first interview about Chelsea in around 15 years, when speaking to Forbes, and he spoke about the current status of his club.
He said: “The ambitions are as true now as they were when I first became owner and I hope that can be seen through the work we have been doing on and off the pitch over the last 17 years.
“I think the trophies speak for themselves and show what we as a club have been able to achieve over these years.
“And it’s my goal for us to keep winning trophies going forward and build for the future.
“Chelsea has a very rich history, and I feel extremely fortunate to a play a part in that.
“The club was here before me, and will be here after me, but my job is to ensure we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future.
“That’s why the success of our academy at Cobham is so important to me.”
Source by Football London