It may not have been the season Chelsea had hoped for, but they still deservedly finished third and reached both domestic cup finals. However, due to sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich, EA Sports ignored all the Chelsea stars, preparing to name the team the season of the Premier League.
In fact, after the sanctions, they did not release any special in-game items that include Chelsea players. But the humiliation means that such as Antonio Rudiger, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz, will miss the opportunity to get a TOTS card.
The EA’s “Premier League Team” season event allows fans to vote for their final XI of 40 nominees, and the most popular election will be rewarded with special cards in FIFA Ultimate Team game mode. But none of Chelsea’s players are eligible to take part because of the current sanctions, as EA adheres to a position of zero tolerance for Russia’s invasion. Ukraine.
They quickly removed the Russian national team from the game shortly after Vladimir Putin announced it Russia invaded, and they also restricted access to Russian players through packages in the Ultimate Team. And since Abramovich’s sanctions, Chelsea players have not been awarded new cards.
However, Conor Gallagher has been nominated for his work at Crystal Palace this season, even though he is on loan from Chelsea. But due to Abramovich’s alleged ties to the Russian president, the players who are now in Chelsea missed.
After EA immediately removed Russian players and teams from FIFA, they said in a statement: “According to our partners in FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has initiated processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products.
“These include FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. We are also actively appreciating changes in other areas of our games. We will keep our communities informed of any action taken and thank players for their patience while working through these updates.”
The Premier League season team will be announced on May 7, and voting will end on May 6 until the final lineup is determined. But Chelsea’s arrogance means other players can infiltrate who would otherwise have missed out.