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Stunning Russian model and Chelsea fan Maria Liman says she desperately misses the “crazy atmosphere” at Stamford Bridge during lockdown.
Maria found fame at the 2018 World Cup when match cameras found her in the stands.
She has since racked up over one million followers on Instagram.
Since moving to London following the tournament in her home nation, the Playboy model has become an avid Chelsea fan but the Blues' game against Crystal Palace on Saturday is yet another match at the Bridge without fans.
Liman said England's third national lockdown left her without the chance to buy dresses or meet men in the capital.
In a follow-up interview, the footy-mad stunner said that, aside from her inability to go on dates with London hunks, she misses Chelsea games and the “crazy atmosphere” at Stamford Bridge.
Liman said: “I really miss it. I want to go to Chelsea’s home ground to feel the crazy atmosphere and energy there, and of course support my favourite team.”
The frustrated brunette added: “I am so tired of watching football on TV.”
When asked about Thomas Tuchel’s initial spell in the Chelsea hot seat, Liman praised the head coach as an “excellent specialist”.
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She said: “Tuchel is a professional in his field, he is an excellent specialist, mainly because he had great results in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and then what can we say about his many victories and trophies at PSG…
“I think the team looks fresh, they have a new look, and Tuchel brings a great approach to training.
“I recently read that he made the defenders train with tennis balls and afterwards the Chelsea defence looked a lot more impressive.”
When asked about other teams she follows in the Premier League, the busty 26-year-old said: “I have only ever supported Chelsea, but I like to follow most games in the league. Even the bottom teams are often involved in excellent games.
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“Right now, I like how Chelsea stars Timo Werner and Mason Mount are playing, they are very good for the team and I love their style of play.
“My favourite players of all time are of course Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, they are just legends!
“I fell in love with Chelsea after the Champions League final in Munich in 2012, I was worried sick for them and that evening is forever imprinted in my mind.
“Chelsea is now firmly etched in my heart as the best football club in the world.”
The gorgeous Playboy model even has the Chelsea badge printed on the bonnet of her car.
Liman said: “Also, in support of Chelsea, I have the club badge on my car. As I cannot be with them in the stadium, now I can always think about them when I’m on the road.”
The model added: “Nothing interesting is happening in the UK, many people have become ill here. I honestly think when lockdown is over, many people will be left with serious mental health issues.
“Also during quarantine, I am not able to meet men or go on dates. I also want to go shopping, I need new dresses, and I’ve already forgotten how to walk in heels.”
Chelsea host Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace at 5:30pm on Saturday before their Champions League second leg vs Porto on Tuesday.
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