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Chelsea in trouble! Blues warned they face huge points deduction – worse than Everton’s – for breaching FFP regulations unless they sell £100m worth of talent this summer

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Chelsea have been warned that they could face a huge points deduction if they do no sanction £100 million ($128m) worth of sales in the summer.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

The Blues have continued to invest heavily on the back of seeing a Todd Boehly-led consortium seize control at Stamford Bridge.

 

Over £1 billion ($1.28bn) has been spent across four transfer windows, and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations stipulate that club’s can only lose £105m ($134m) across a three-year rolling time frame, per the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

WHAT CHELSEA HAVE BEEN TOLD

 

 

 

 

Everton have already fallen foul of those rules, leading to them being stung with a 10-point penalty in 2023, and Stefan Borson – a former financial adviser at Manchester City – has told talkSPORT of how trouble could be brewing in west London: “They’ve used the tricks of amortisation.

 

(But) in my mind, there’s certainly trouble on the horizon and they’ll certainly fail FFP for the current season.

 

This is unless, and it seems to be very unlikely, by June 30, they sell well over £100m worth of players.

 

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But the window they can now do that, with the (January) window shutting is going to be very small. The season is going to finish and then we’ve got the Euros.

 

So if you look at someone like Conor Gallagher, if Chelsea want to sell before June 30, they’ll have to move very quickly. And again, likely buyers are going to know that Chelsea need to sell players.”

 

 

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Borson went on say of the potential for Chelsea to be hit with harsher punishments than Everton:

 

“This breach Chelsea are lined up for is much bigger than Everton’s breach. And most importantly from an aggravating perspective, they (Premier League) will consider it (a) deliberate (breach).

 

Chelsea can’t hide behind building a stadium or inadvertently breaching FFP. The accounting period is not over yet, let’s be fair to Chelsea.

 

But I have people telling me you sell Conor Gallagher for £60m, Armando Broja for £40m, Reece James for £30m, whoever it is. But there’s no buyers. There’s no money in the game outside of the Premier League and the Premier League are not stupid.

 

They’re not going to bite on crazy prices for players they don’t rate that highly when they know Chelsea are over a barrel.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT NEXT?

Everton have been charged again by the Premier League since their initial breach, alongside top-flight rivals Nottingham Forest.

 

Reigning champions Manchester City also have a case to answer at some stage having been hit with 115 charges of financial mismanagement dating back to 2009.

 

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