Wherever Roman Abramovich is watching, he will effectively be no closer than Singaporeans viewing on TV screens as his Chelsea appear at last to be turning on the expansive football he has spent £1 billion (S$1.78 billion) hoping to see.
Exiled in Tel Aviv, or wherever his missile-proof luxury yacht might be, the owner whose roubles transformed Chelsea into one of the big beasts of European football, is denied visa freedom into Britain following the attempt to poison a former Russian spy in Salisbury.
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