Chelsea to appeal against transfer ban


FIFA upholds their previous sanction to ban Chelsea for two-transfer windows ban period due to breaking the rules of transferring players under the age of 18. The London's club was given the sanction valid until July 2020 in February and was fined 460,000 pounds. Chelsea Football Club announced they will appeal to the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne, and want ban frozen while the last appeal is heard.

Chelsea FC stated in the announcement: "The club notes that FIFA appeal committee has decided to partially uphold the appeal lodged by Chelsea FC against the decision of the FIFA disciplinary committee," However, the club is very disappointed that the transfer ban of two consecutive registration periods was not overturned".

FIFA's adjustment in the punishment has a small update-Chelsea's ban will now not cover the registration of minors under the age of 16 from the United Kingdom. The ban on signing over-16s remains, as does the fine. CAS could help to freeze the case and allow Chelsea to sign players in the upcoming summer. That's the last glimmer of hope for Maurizio Sarri to reinforce the squad in the next transfer window. Italian manager said his team chances to win the title next season would be significantly decreased in the title race against Manchester City and Liverpool. If the ban remains. A key player, Eden Hazard is set to leave this summer to Real Madrid. The unplanned development of situation could force Roman Abramovich and Maurizio Sarri to make major decisions on recruitment.

Spanish giants, Barcelona, Atletico and Real Madrid already faced a similar situation in the past. Right now, The Blues have 39 players registered out on loan. 23-years-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is developed at the club's academy and is one of the established products in the first team. He recognized a transfer ban might offer opportunities to Chelsea's young talents to step in and grew better: "If the club is banned from making any transfers than we'd have to keep the squad, bring some of the loan players back in and give them an opportunity to play more,"- Loftus-Cheek said. "But, for me, that's not something that should be used to get an opportunity to play. It should be down to hard work and playing well."


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