Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been absent from the club this season due to an ongoing UK visa issue.
Chelsea fans have been worried about his commitment to the club after reports emerged the Russian billionaire was keen on selling Chelsea.
Chelsea defender David Luiz recently signed a new two year contract and he revealed he talked with Abramovich during his contract negotiations with the club.
According to Luiz, Abramovich is still passionate about the club.
“He has been away but his heart is here,” said Luiz. “He loves this club. He is the one who built Chelsea. Everything at Chelsea changed because of him. The results speak for themselves. Fifteen trophies in 15 years. He came here to do something amazing and he did it.
“I had the opportunity to talk with him last week, to decide my future. He loves the club and everything that is inside the club, not just the people. He wants to win everything. He is still in love with the club and wants to do more.
“It is difficult for him, but his heart is with us, he tries to be involved every single day. He is still really passionate for the club. He is still thinking in the same way. He has the same hunger, thinking about winning. He doesn’t want to lose energy.”
Abramovich is expected in Boston to see Chelsea take on New England Revolution in a game billed as ‘The Final Whistle on Hate’ at the Gillette Stadium, home of Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots.
The game is an initiative of Abramovich and Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the Patriots and founder of the Revs, who came together to raise awareness and support for the fight against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination.
“It is important,” said Luiz.
“It is important for the owner, and for the coach and for the club. It is important for the cause.
“Discrimination has happened around the world for many years and it is up to us to teach our kids to respect everybody in the same way. Nobody is different. It doesn’t matter the colour of the skin or the religion or the social class.
“People discriminate because they think they are different. This is the big fault in life. Nobody is different and football gives us the opportunity to show that.
“God brought me from Brazil to be successful in England, an amazing country at an amazing club that makes many people happy around the world. How great is that? This is what life is about.
“I am here today with people of many nationalities, different life stories, all working for the same cause, living the same day, breathing the same oxygen. It’s much better if we understand we are all the same. Football teaches a lot.”