Former Chelsea manager and advisor Avram Grant says club owner Roman Abramovich has been treated unfairly by the UK government.
Abramovich has had visa problems with the UK over the past 18 months.
Grant still speaks to Abramovich and disputes claims the oligarch's interest in Chelsea is fading.
He told The Sun: “Roman loves the club and loves football, that's for sure.
“I respect England very much but I think it's not right he didn't get the visa to come to England. He gave a lot of things to English football."
He added: “Before I joined, everybody spoke about Chelsea's ugly football. After one month, nobody mentioned it. If you look back, it was maybe their best football."