So for those of you who don't pay attention to the beautiful game, FIFA handed Chelsea a year-long transfer ban prior to the 2019/20 season for breaching rules regarding dealings with overseas players under the age of 18. Today, FIFA announced that they would cut both the fine - originally somewhere around £460,000 ($604,000) - and the transfer ban in half.
FIFA is so inconsistent with these rulings. Manchester City did the exact fucking thing as Chelsea! They did the same thing and walked away with a mere slap on the wrist. City was only fined by FIFA (£314,000) and they had no transfer ban whatsoever. Just more proof that everyone hates Chelsea, even FIFA officials. They look at Chelsea and think "oh they've won TOO much", they look for any tiny thing to keep us down. It is disgusting and quite frankly sad.
Chelsea proceeded to express this in their club statement which just absolutely shits on the corrupt crooks at FIFA. They even pointed out that Man City did the same thing saying "[FIFA] chose to treat Chelsea entirely differently to Manchester City for reasons that make absolutely no sense to Chelsea.".
Cas stated that Chelsea had only transgressed in “about a third” of the 27 article 19 violations. Furthermore, Cas found the club’s other rule breaches “to be less serious”
So Chelsea were forced to miss out on big summer signings because FIFA messed up and prosecuted Chelsea for crimes they didn't commit? Wildly outrageous. Thank fucking god Frank Lampard is a tactical genius and was able to use all the young players to his advantage, sticking it to FIFA.
It should be interesting to see who Chelsea pursues this winter after being linked with Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.