Chelsea could sell these star players soon to comply with FFP

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According to reports, Chelsea may try to adhere to Financial Fair Play regulations by offloading two elite players during the summer transfer window.

The group managed by Todd Boehly of Clearlake Capital has invested an incredible £1 billion in player acquisitions since the summer of 2022.

Raheem Sterling, Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, and Marc Cucurella were among the big-money players brought in.

On the other hand, the on-field performances have been a complete letdown. Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon has them in 11th position in the Premier League standings.

It has been reported that the Blues run the risk of violating the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules in the run-up to the summer transfer window.

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This season, Everton and Nottingham Forest have already lost points for breaking that rule. The Sunday Times stated that the Blues may place midfielder Conor Gallagher and captain Reece James on the transfer list.

It’s estimated that the two may earn an extra £100 million in revenue.

James has been an essential member of Chelsea’s team for the past few years, but this season’s numerous injury issues have curtailed his playing time.

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The England international underwent surgery in December and started training again at the beginning of the current month.

Speaking after the draw against Burnley, manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “Today we didn’t show the capacity, the energy, the hunger that is the minimum to compete in the Premier League. In the defensive phase we conceded too much. That is why I am so upset and disappointed.

“It is about being stronger as a group, stronger to be like a team. For different reasons we are so slow evolving in this area and that was the key today. It is not about finding excuses but the team played well, we had energy when we were going forward, but when we didn’t have the ball we didn’t show the same energy.”

Thursday night marks Chelsea’s return to Premier League action as they host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.