Chelsea Football Club might be in a whole lot of trouble very soon. But they won’t be the only England Premier League club. Per The Telegraph’s Matt Law, the Blues and four other PL clubs are facing a two-year transfer ban after yet another FIFA investigation. But not just any investigation. In this case, it’s about signing foreign players under the age of 18 years old.
“This a massive investigation that will implicate a number of clubs. It will touch most of the big clubs around Europe and in the Premier League,” one source tells the paper.
Right now, Manchester City are dealing with their own investigation — and that looks extremely messy. So much so, that UEFA says they may re-open their Financial Fair Play investigation from all the way back in 2014 (per The Guardian). They, along with Everton and Liverpool, have already been punished for breaking the rules in regards to academy signings. Recently, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid got transfer bans for similar infractions.
The report about Chelsea specifically pertains to Lyon Bertrand Traoré. But again, by the looks of it, they won’t be the only club to face punishment. Things could get ugly, and we’re ready to see how far this goes.
In the meantime, the Blues are third in the Premier League after 12 matches. On 28 points, they have yet to lose. But they’re still four points off of City.