The 8 Chelsea players that could leave for free this summer after Roman Abramovich sanctions

Chelsea could face a summer exodus following Roman Abramovich’s UK sanctions.

The UK government confirmed yesterday that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned due to his links with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

This means that the billionaire’s sale of the club will now be put on hold, while he is also unable to make any profits from the Premier League club - meaning they can’t sell tickets, sign players or offer new contracts.

Chelsea have a number of players - including some of their main stars - out of contract this summer and could face losing them for nothing if Abramovich still remains at the club.

Here are eight players the Blues could see depart at the end of the season...