Chelsea Football Club have cancelled their annual end-of-season awards ceremony following a terrible year in the Premier League.
The Blues are set to finish the season in the bottom half, no matter the result they get from their last two games.
Chelsea’s struggles have come despite spending a whopping £600m on new players this season under American billionaire owner Todd Boehly.
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However, according to the Evening Standard, awards to players will still be handed out. But the club felt it was ‘inappropriate’ for a ceremony to be held given that the men’s side have nothing to celebrate.
Chelsea Women have had a successful season, having won the Women’s FA Cup and are on course to win the WSL title. But their men’s team have nothing to celebrate, so the club felt there was no point holding a ceremony.
Instead, they will hand out awards for men’s player of the season, academy player of the season and goal of the season before their final home match against Newcastle on Sunday.
This will be the fourth consecutive year the club have not held an in-person awards ceremony. Last season’s event was cancelled because of the sanctions placed on previous owner Roman Abramovich, while the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the club from hosting an awards ceremony in 2020 and 2021.
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