‘Furious’ Chelsea slam FIFA after having transfer ban halved

Chelsea have hit out at FIFA’s “deeply unsatisfactory” conduct when imposing a two-window transfer ban on the west London club.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has lifted FIFA’s transfer embargo on Chelsea following the Premier League club’s appeal against the sanction relating to the signing of overseas youth players. Read more

Gossip: Chelsea target ten in £150m January transfer splurge

It turns out that transfer speculation’s cavernous hole creates something of an echo. Chelsea have £150m to spend in January, don’t you know?

To mark their success in shortening FIFA’s two-window transfer ban so that it only affected them last summer and not this upcoming winter, the Blues will flex their financial muscles. Or at least they can: it is stressed by many outlets that their main targets are likely to be unattainable mid-season. Read more

Mourinho: Chelsea will still struggle to strengthen

Jose Mourinho is unconcerned by Chelsea’s transfer ban being lifted and believes his former club may struggle to strengthen their team even with a “multi-million budget”.

Frank Lampard’s Blues are free to sign players in January after their two-window ban was halved on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Read more

Report identifies five Chelsea targets as Lampard handed £150m war chest

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will reportedly be handed £150million to strengthen his squad in January after their transfer ban was overturned by sport’s appeal court in Switzerland.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport partially upheld their case by reducing the transfer ban to one window rather than two, meaning the club has now served its punishment in full. Read more

Can I just shock you? Liverpool to drop points this weekend

Everton v Chelsea
Marco Silva is now the fourth managerial casualty of billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri’s reign since he arrived in February 2016. It was perhaps inevitable as Silva lost more Premier League games than he won as Toffees boss. David Moyes is a hot favourite in the betting to get the Everton gig, but punters should not ignore Chelsea evens this weekend. Frank Lampard’s men are seeking a sixth away win of the season, while Everton are now in the bottom three. And sh*te. Read more

Gossip: Man Utd still want Spurs star; City discuss Demebele

Manchester United are still p*ssing in the wind when it comes to Christian Eriksen. The Mirror claims that the Red Devils still hope to persuade the Denmark star to join them in January, despite having been custard-pied last summer. Read more

Zaha’s agent alerts Chelsea, Spurs, Man Utd: ‘He deserves a new challenge’

Wilfried Zaha’s agent has stoked the flames of a potential January move away from Crystal Palace after insisting he “deserves a new challenge”.

Zaha wanted to leave in the summer and move to a Champions League club – with Arsenal leading the race for his signature – but was forced to stay put at Selhurst Park as they could not meet Palace’s demands. Read more