Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Chelsea transfer ban lifted – free to sign players

It was announced this morning that the Court of Arbitrition for Sport would be halving the two window transfer ban previously handed to Chelsea, meaning the Blues will now be free to sign players in the January transfer window.

Chelsea were originally handed the ban in February, after football’s governing body found guilty of breaching regulations regarding the transfer of players, namely signing under-18 players and ‘third party influence’.

Chelsea did appeal their ban back before the summer transfer window, however this appeal was thrown out by the committee in April, with the club being criticised for ‘inexcusable’ breaches of football regulations.

Chelsea ban lifted

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

The club decided to appeal the decision once again, last month, however this time around there has been a far more positive outcome for Frank Lampard’s side, who will now be heading into January with the means to strengthen his squad and the financial backing of owner Roman Abramovich.

It will be interesting to see how Chelsea handle the upcoming window, as the have seen some exceptional performances from their youngsters through the start of this season and it would be a real shame to see that progress be stunted by the club bringing in a slew of ‘bigger names’ and more ‘experienced’ players.

Despite their impressive start to the season, it is clear that the club will need to strengthen in some areas if they wish to begin closing up to their rivals at the top of the league. Trying to keep pace with the top three currently is no mean feat, however being able to bring players in, with the financial backing that Chelsea have, certainly pushes them more towards contention.

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