Date: 8th May 2019 at 12:56pm
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As we expected, FIFA cocked a deaf-ear to our appeal relating to the recently imposed two-window transfer ban.

Unless Chelsea can take the appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and reverse the ban, it’ll not be until this time next year that Chelsea can become active in the transfer market again.

However, those with ice-cold hearts at FIFA did allow Chelsea one small concession, the club are able to sign under-16 players during the ban but only those from the UK.

But is the ban the end of the world or a blessing in disguise?

You can argue for both cases!

There’ll be no big-name signing, apart from the previously signed Christian Pulisic, during this period but it gives those players who are out on loan and those coming through the ranks to make their name.

The side have shown this season they have the capability to have a good season and if the club can use the ban to develop that bond that makes top teams so special, I’m hopeful that the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James can prove that, given the chance, the youth system can be as productive as we all hoped.

But, and it’s a big but, could our plans for next season be scuppered if we allow Eden Hazard to jump ship?

Your thoughts on FIFA’s decision, in our comment facility, will be greatly appreciated.

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5 Replies to “Ban Appeal Fails, Good News Or Bad News For Chelsea?”

  • well, I guess its a 50/50 thing..
    this will give us a chance to use our academy players more and those that are on Loan..

    Eden can leave and go to Madrid. the lad as done very well with us and he will be remembered for his loyalty..

    let’s set the ball rolling. let’s ship out some tired legs and bring in our youth players

    Zappacosta– To be replaced by Reece James
    Kovacic
    Cahill
    Drinkwater
    Bakayoko
    luiz—- fikayo tomori

    they can all leave…

    Hudson Higuain Pulisic

    R.L.C. Jorginho Kante

    Emerson Christensen Rudiger James

    Kepa

    • I think u r right by wanting us to replace zappacosta with Reece James it makes a while lot of sense to me cos he is a young lad still trying to make a name for himself and trying to make the first team so he is gonna put in a whole lot of effort to do that. Cahill can go, drinkwater can also leave considering he is more of a fringe player this season. Kovacic due to d transfer ban can leave to but we need all d help we can get in the middle of the park and at defence too so David Luiz n bakayoko should stay. Remember Higuain is on a six-months initial loan which ends by June so unless we take the case to CAS I don’t see him with us next season and Tammy Abraham can’t seem to handle the pressure of playing for a big team. He proved that during last year’s pre-season where he requested for a through ball n instead of going after the ball went in the direction of a harmless defender and pushing him to the ground. So I don’t think he fits in at Chelsea. M.O.T

  • Well kovacic and Higuaín can’t be signed so they will be going back they are only on loan so surely that means as we can’t sign any players they are gone next Hazard is going and I also think he’s been great for us so I wouldn’t stand in his way he’s been very professional he can’t be replaced but what we must remember is life prior to eden he grew and developed here so it will be a few years for someone to develop and even then they may never emulate him. If we get top ten that will be an achievement but on a plus here is a chance for youth to shine it’s the best chance they will ever have here

    • Kovacic and Higuain can be signed Herefordchelsea, sorry! They have both been previously registered and that is the key, the ban is on registering new players, not signing them.

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