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Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola never played at Chelsea under Roman Abramovich’s ownership as he left the club for Cagliari around the period Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Despite never playing for Abramovich’s Chelsea, Zola is grateful to Abramovich for transforming Chelsea into a successful club.
“How can we not talk about Abramovich in Chelsea and say that it has been good!” Zola told Win Sports.
“The club has become a winning club in England and Europe. He is certainly involved in the success of the team.
“If you ask me about him, all I can say is that he has done important things and that he has certainly been good.
“Here are many people who will tell you that it is not good that so much money is invested in soccer, but this is another story, and we needed to open another chapter.”