He told the Mail on Sunday: "I've not known a club owner like him. As soon as he took over, we'd see him in the dressing room and at the training ground.
"There was nothing better than after we won the Premier League. Me and John Terry with Roman and his son bouncing up and down on the bus!
"He was like a fan - someone you could have picked up on the street with a Chelsea cap on. After England played in Russia last year, he flew all the London-based players back in his jet. I say jet, it was a Boeing, massive, like an apartment.
"All the Chelsea players, the Spurs players, we sat round and he put on the biggest spread of food in your life. His English isn't great so we don't have long conversations. But I've got this huge respect for him, I guess you could say I'm even a little nervous when I see him around."