Fancy! Chelsea owner gives each of his players a top-end watch

Can you afford to be late for training when your owner gives you a R155 000 watch? Photo:

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich justifies spending R155 000 (!) on each watch by saying the team ‘created history’.

Chelsea players won’t be able to blame the lack of a watch if they arrive late for training in future after as club owner Roman Abramovich gave each of them one as a gift for winning the Premier League.

The Hublot watches – which cost approximately R155 000 each and are a unique design with a Chelsea lion on the face – were displayed on Instagram by Brazilian winger Willian and England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.


“On behalf of Mr Abramovich and also on behalf of the board of directors of the club, congratulations on creating history during the 2016/17 season,” read the message from chairman Bruce Buck published in the Daily Mail.

“It’s been a campaign to remember. Keep the blue flag flying.”

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