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Chelsea Don’t Want Us to Win Dutch League, Says Former Vitesse Arnhem Owner

Conspiracy theory alert: former Vitesse owner says Stamford Bridge club did not want to face them in Champions League.

The former owner of Vitesse Arnhem has claimed Chelsea prevented the club from challenging for the Eredivisie title.

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A Vitesse shareholder is close friends with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the Blues have sent a number of young stars on loan to the Dutch club, with youngsters Lucas Piazon, Bertrand Traore and Christian Atsu all currently at the GelreDome.

But despite this positive link, former Vitesse owner Merab Jordania says the Premier League outfit will now allow their feeder club to win the Championship because they do not want to meet in the Champions League.

Jordania was banned from the stadium after saying he would cut off technical director Joost de Wit’s fingers if the club said on their official website that the title was a goal.

And he is quoted as saying by Dutch media outlet VoetbalZone: “I did want to win the title. I didn’t want them to put the document online. That’s what this was all about.

“I want to tell the fans the true story. I wanted to be Dutch champions, but London prevented this in the end. Ambition is allowed, but Vitesse can’t meet Chelsea in the Champions League.”


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