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?
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