The Court of Arbitration for Sport has halved Chelsea’s transfer ban. Chelsea is now free to sign players in the upcoming transfer window which is due to be opened in late December 2019 till early January 2020.
The blues were initially hit with a transfer ban before the summer, meaning they would not have been able to register any new signings until the summer of 2020, and forcing new manager Frank Lampard to lean heavily on the club’s academy products.
Chelsea were only able to sign Croatian international Mateo Kovacic since he was already in Chelsea on loan for one season from Real Madrid.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James have thrived in first team roles as a result, with Lampard preparing to go his first season back at the club without adding any further talent to the squad.
Chelsea are currently sitting comfortably at the 4th position 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool who are unbeaten. They are only 6 points behind second placed Leicester city and 3 points behind 3rd place last season’s Champions Manchester City.
with the transfer ban reversed, reports have already emerged linking several players to Chelsea. Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha has been linked to Stamford Bridge in January as reported by The Sun.
England players Ben Chilwel and Jordan Sancho who plays for Leicester and Borussia Dortmund at club level respectively have also been linked to the London move.
Chelsea are also enjoying having a player as a contender for the EPL Golden Boot with Forward Tammy Abraham scoring 11 goals in 14 appearances in the premier league this season, 3 goals behind leader Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.