Chelsea want Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough to be played behind closed doors “for matters of sporting integrity”
The government issued a special licence to allow Chelsea to continue playing after freezing the assets of owner Roman Abramovich.
Under the terms of the licence, the club cannot sell tickets for matches.
The measure was introduced to stop Russian Abramovich, who is looking to sell the club after being sanctioned by the UK government and banned from being a director, from profiting.
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