Chelsea hit with two-window transfer ban

Chelsea hit with two-window transfer ban

The world's governing football body, FIFA, has imposed sanctions on Chelsea FC banning the English football club registering new players, both at the domestic and global levels, for the period of next two transfer windows, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.

The ban does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to Chelsea's women's and futsal teams.

In the event that the transfer ban is upheld, Chelsea could consider scrapping club policy to keep us afloat, according to the Guardian.

Let's dive into it all.

A statement read: "Chelsea have today received a decision from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee concerning alleged breaches of the FIFA Regulations that relate to the worldwide transfer of players under the age of 18". In addition, the club has been given 90 days to standardize the registration of the underage players in question.

Federation Internationale de Football Association released a statement confirming the news.

The original charge related to 92 players and Chelsea are adamant they acted within the rules when signing each of them, with a formal appeal to be lodged imminently. They can technically buy players, but they wouldn't be able to play them in any competitions until the ban is lifted.

The FA has also been fined 510,000 Swiss francs after being found to have breached the rules in connection with minors, the Federation Internationale de Football Association statement added. This includes USMNT defender Matt Miazga, who is now out on loan at Reading.

First of all Chelsea deny any wrongdoing and are appealing the decision. There will be no problems in the arrival of Christian Pulisic in the summer, which is a big relief for Chelsea.

Barcelona were handed a similar transfer ban in 2014, but their appeal pushed the punishment back into the following year.

"Chelsea FC acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and will shortly be submitting its appeal to Federation Internationale de Football Association".

The club has notoriously not waited around long for young talent to develop, either choosing to loan players out or sell them off.

Simply that his new club will have to wait to acquire more players around him, but it won't impact him being at the club at all.

They sit within the play-off spots after 34 games, despite the drawbacks of, in their words: "Pre season relegation favourites + one of the smallest budgets in the league + a transfer embargo + a first time management team + 15 senior outfield players + one recognised striker".

Atletico Madrid, also banned for a year in 2016, saw their appeal fail, however, and were unable to add players in January or the close season of 2017.

What will determine his future more, I would argue, is whoever is the manager for Chelsea.

"You need to understand in the same position we have Pedro, Willian, and [Eden] Hazard", Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said after the win against Malmo.

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