Chelsea can sign players in January after winning the appeal of their transfer ban.
Following the signing of under aged players, FIFA hit Chelsea with a transfer ban back in February. In addition to the two-window ban, FIFA also imposed a £460,000 fine (around €544,430 ) on Chelsea.
As per reports by FIFA, Cheslea was found violationg 150 rules involving 69 players.
But Chelsea was in disagreement with the governing body and submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Blues fans can rejoice as the CAS has decided to reduce the club’s ban. Chelsea will be able to sign players in the January transfer window. The CAS also decided to reduce the club’s fine by half.
Although the Court of Arbitration did find Chelsea breaching the rules, but not for the amount of players as reported by FIFA.
“The sole arbitrator found that CFC did violate Articles 19.1 (related to the international transfer of minors) and 19.3 (related to the first registration of minors), but for a significantly smaller number of players (about one third of the violations found by FIFA).
“Accordingly, the Sole Arbitrator reduced the sanction to one single transfer ban (which Chelsea FC already served during the 2019 summer registration period), and halved the monetary sanction.
“The following sanctions have now been imposed by the CAS: Chelsea is banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally for one entire registration period, which the club already served during the 2019 summer registration period.
“Chelsea is ordered to pay a fine to FIFA of the amount of 300,000 Swiss Francs.
“The warning and the reprimand are confirmed.”