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25 Mar 19
Chelsea Echo

Will the ban be overturned? Or will the Blues have to go to CAS? In news that has just broken, we have found out that the FIFA Appeal Committee has arranged a hearing on April 11th, in relation to Chelsea’s current one-year transfer ban that was imposed by FIFA back on February 22nd. “A hearing […]

25 Mar 19
LEMMY SPORTS

The title race isn’t the only thing to look forward to after all. The battle for a top-four finish has turned out to be a clash of the Titans in recent times. Liverpool’s resurgence as a top-four regular and Spurs consistency under Pochettino has made Perennial top four finishers like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United […]

25 Mar 19
The Sun
CHELSEA will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed – with the case to be heard on April 11. The Blues, who were also fined £460,000, have been blocked from buying players after allegedly breaking rules surrounding the signing of minors. Chelsea will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed Chelsea are currently unable to sign ANY players this summer or next January after a Fifa ruling. The world football governing body said the Premier League club have received written reasons from its disciplinary panel for the ban, as well as why a request to freeze the ban during an appeal process was rejected. Chelsea could also approach the Court of Arbitration for Sport for an interim ruling that would halt the sanction – pending approval from Fifa – but CAS says the club have not yet made such an application. Fifa banned Chelsea last month from registering new players for two windows for 29 cases of breaking rules related to teenage players. Chelsea deny any wrongdoing and hope appealing will at least freeze the ban and allow them to sign players this summer. Should this hearing again be unsuccessful, the ban will start this summer and Chelsea will not be able to sign anybody at the end of this season or in January 2020. The ban has sparked massive speculation on the immediate future of the Blues. Star player Eden Hazard is desperately wanted by Real Madrid and could leave, while loanees Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic would not be allowed to join on permanent deals. Chelsea may decide they cannot afford to sell Hazard if they are unable to bring in a suitable replacement. Other players, such as Andreas Christensen, will also not be sold. However, academy players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu could see more opportunity, as could players out on loan, such as Tammy Abraham. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] The club are also concerned a ban would severely dent their chances of bringing in a suitable manager – should they decide to sack Maurizio Sarri. The Blues are currently sixth in the Premier League, three points below fourth-placed Arsenal. Champions League qualification is a must for Sarri. Chelsea could still qualify if they win Europa League, with the Blues set to face Slavia Prague in the quarter-final on the same day as the appeal, April 11.
25 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
CHELSEA will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed – with the case to be heard on April 11. The Blues, who were also fined £460,000, have been blocked from buying players after allegedly breaking rules surrounding the signing of minors. Chelsea will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed Chelsea are currently unable to sign ANY players this summer or next January after a Fifa ruling. The world football governing body said the Premier League club have received written reasons from its disciplinary panel for the ban, as well as why a request to freeze the ban during an appeal process was rejected. Chelsea could also approach the Court of Arbitration for Sport for an interim ruling that would halt the sanction – pending approval from Fifa – but CAS says the club have not yet made such an application. Fifa banned Chelsea last month from registering new players for two windows for 29 cases of breaking rules related to teenage players. Chelsea deny any wrongdoing and hope appealing will at least freeze the ban and allow them to sign players this summer. Should this hearing again be unsuccessful, the ban will start this summer and Chelsea will not be able to sign anybody at the end of this season or in January 2020. The ban has sparked massive speculation on the immediate future of the Blues. Star player Eden Hazard is desperately wanted by Real Madrid and could leave, while loanees Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic would not be allowed to join on permanent deals. Chelsea may decide they cannot afford to sell Hazard if they are unable to bring in a suitable replacement. Other players, such as Andreas Christensen, will also not be sold. However, academy players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu could see more opportunity, as could players out on loan, such as Tammy Abraham. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] The club are also concerned a ban would severely dent their chances of bringing in a suitable manager – should they decide to sack Maurizio Sarri. The Blues are currently sixth in the Premier League, three points below fourth-placed Arsenal. Champions League qualification is a must for Sarri. Chelsea could still qualify if they win Europa League, with the Blues set to face Slavia Prague in the quarter-final on the same day as the appeal, April 11.
25 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
CHELSEA will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed – with the case to be heard on April 11. The Blues, who were also fined £460,000, have been blocked from buying players after allegedly breaking rules surrounding the signing of minors. Chelsea will appeal their two-window transfer ban, Fifa have confirmed Chelsea are currently unable to sign ANY players this summer or next January after a Fifa ruling. The world football governing body said the Premier League club have received written reasons from its disciplinary panel for the ban, as well as why a request to freeze the ban during an appeal process was rejected. Chelsea could also approach the Court of Arbitration for Sport for an interim ruling that would halt the sanction – pending approval from Fifa – but CAS says the club have not yet made such an application. Fifa banned Chelsea last month from registering new players for two windows for 29 cases of breaking rules related to teenage players. Chelsea deny any wrongdoing and hope appealing will at least freeze the ban and allow them to sign players this summer. Should this hearing again be unsuccessful, the ban will start this summer and Chelsea will not be able to sign anybody at the end of this season or in January 2020. The ban has sparked massive speculation on the immediate future of the Blues. Star player Eden Hazard is desperately wanted by Real Madrid and could leave, while loanees Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic would not be allowed to join on permanent deals. Chelsea may decide they cannot afford to sell Hazard if they are unable to bring in a suitable replacement. Other players, such as Andreas Christensen, will also not be sold. However, academy players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu could see more opportunity, as could players out on loan, such as Tammy Abraham. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] The club are also concerned a ban would severely dent their chances of bringing in a suitable manager – should they decide to sack Maurizio Sarri. The Blues are currently sixth in the Premier League, three points below fourth-placed Arsenal. Champions League qualification is a must for Sarri. Chelsea could still qualify if they win Europa League, with the Blues set to face Slavia Prague in the quarter-final on the same day as the appeal, April 11.
25 Mar 19
NWOYEMMA

Chelsea players looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge this year may be left disappointed as defender Andreas Christensen says he has been told the club will hold on to the entire squad as they appeal their transfer ban. Chelsea were handed a one-year transfer ban by Fifa last month and fined $604 777 […]

25 Mar 19
Metro
Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a switch to Barcelona his summer (Picture: Getty Images) Antoine Griezmann ‘has a place’ at Barcelona according to his France teammate Samuel Umtiti. The World Cup winning striker is expected to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, with the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona interested in his signature. The Frenchman’s release clause will drop to €120 million (£102.7m) this summer and he is thought to be considering the next chapter of his career. After his goal for France on Friday from a Paul Pogba assist, Man Utd fans are hopeful he will move to Old Trafford, but Umtiti sees Griezmann’s future elsewhere. Griezmann and Umtiti are teammates with France (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) ‘I would be glad if Griezmann came to Barcelona, as he has a place here,’ Umtiti told Telefoot. ‘But I have not spoken with him about it.’ Umtiti and Griezmann both started on Friday as France comfortably saw off Moldova 4-1 in Chisinau. The centre-back would love to have his compatriot at Barca, but also recognises that he is in a good place with his current side. ‘I know that he is happy in Madrid and that he is very well there,’ Umtiti continued. ‘He is at a team that plays for him.’ Griezmann scored for France against Moldova on Friday (Picture: REUTERS) Griezmann has scored 12 goals in 28 La Liga appearances this season, notching six more across the cup competitions. The 28-year-old joined Atleti in 2014 and has scored 130 goals in 258 appearances across all competitions, winning the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with the club last year. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/25/arsenal-hopeful-aaron-ramsey-will-fit-newcastle-clash-9009383/” title=”Arsenal hopeful Aaron Ramsey will be fit for Newcastle clash”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/25/memphis-depay-want-manchester-united-return-says-robert-pires-9008201/” title=”Memphis Depay would want Manchester United return, says Robert Pires”]
25 Mar 19
Coaching Football - Malta

In my free time, I occasionally look to see some football related documentaries. This week on Netflix, a film ‘Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend” looked particularly interesting. The hour long film went through the Frenchman’s current success and more interestingly, how he got there. Antoine’s development to becoming a world-class player was far […]

25 Mar 19
Nachrichten Welt

Daran interessiert Der Senegal-Angreifer ist seit dem Jahreswechsel in bester Verfassung und erzielte in ebenso vielen Spielen elf Tore Der Liverpooler Star Sadio Mane hat die Titelseite der spanischen Zeitung Marca inmitten des Transfers von Real Madrid gemacht. Die Schlagzeile mit Zinedine Zidane und Mane, die im Anschluss an das Champions-League-Finale der vergangenen Saison gemeinsam […]