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/ 56 days ago

Dutch giants relegated for ties to ex-Chelsea owner Abramovich

After an inquiry revealed financial ties with Roman Abramovich, Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem were fined 18 points and relegated from the Eredivisie. The Dutch Football Association (KNFB) have fined Vitesse for chronically not complying with license criteria. This is a record deduction from the KNFB; as a result, Vitesse are now at the bottom of […]


/ 213 days ago

Chelsea may be hit with points deduction in FFP investigation

Chelsea could soon face a Premier League points deduction after financial details regarding a series of payments have emerged. These apparently illegal payments are worth tens of millions of dollars and span a decade. This timeframe was when Roman Abramovich owned the club. The Russian oligarch eventually sold the Blues after being sanctioned by the […]


/ 229 days ago

Premier League investigating two Chelsea transfers from 2013

Chelsea has made headlines in the Premier League over the last two years for its lavish spending on transfers. However, the Premier League opened up an investigation into two transfers from well before current owner Todd Boehly took over. These transfers occurred in 2013, and the Premier League and Chelsea identified payments went from the […]


/ 444 days ago

Abramovich secretly bankrolled Vitesse Arnhem, report says

Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly funded the takeover of Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in 2010. The Eredivisie team struggled financially at the time. Then, Merab Jordania, a former Georgian soccer player and manager, bought the club. However, documents now show that Abramovich actually bankrolled the deal. The Guardian is claiming to have seen documents […]


/ 446 days ago

Chelsea financial results for 2021/22 show $148 million loss

A tumultuous 2021/22 campaign saw Chelsea report a net financial loss of almost $150 million. The biggest factor for this loss comes from the UK government's freeze on former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's assets following Russia's war with Ukraine. According to Sky Sports, the UK froze any assets that had connections to Russia President Vladimir […]


/ 497 days ago

Chelsea to try to seek exemptions from EPL spending rules

Chelsea are reportedly set to ask the Premier League for a special exemptions regarding spending rules. The Blues signed 16 new players and had a net spend of about $588 million during the current campaign. This was far and away more than any other European club. The Daily Mail is reporting that the west London […]


/ 4942 days ago

Is Carlo Ancelotti’s Job In Danger?

The increasing pressure on Carlo Ancelotti has reached new heights after Chelsea dropped two more points against a stubborn Everton side. It was the fourth Premier League game without a win for the reigning champions, and just their fifth point from a possible 18 in recent weeks,  but with Ancelotti’s side stuttering, could the Italian […]


/ 5022 days ago

Does Carlo Ancelotti Need To Win The Champions League for Chelsea?

Despite their excellent start to their campaign the pressure is on Chelsea ahead of their Champions League opener tonight. Carlo Ancelotti’s men travel to MSK Zilina and the general consensus amongst the footballing world is that they need to succeed to in Europe this season. While last year saw Chelsea return to the domestic heights […]


/ 5336 days ago

The Cold War For Arsenal Continues

Stan Kroenke has purchased even more shares in Arsenal today taking his holding to 29.9% of the club. With only another 0.09% required to reach the threshold to make an offer for the rest of the clubs shares, Kroenke has purchased 627 shares this week for the princely sum of £5.3 million. The oddest part […]
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/ 5512 days ago

Is Carlo Ancelotti Leading Chelsea Or A.C. Milan A Merry Dance?

When Guus Hiddink stepped into the breach after a heartfelt plea from Roman Abrahamovich, the only definite thing we knew was that Hiddink would only be there until the end of the season. Hiddink has stuck to his line of response throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, politely but firmly dealing with the increasingly banal […]


/ 5605 days ago

Where Now For Chelsea?

Where were you when the news of Scolari's sacking broke this afternoon? I saw it on facebook, followed by a text message from a friend who works at ESPN. I can honestly say that the decision by Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board has stunned me, after only 7 months in charge at Stamford Bridge. […]


/ 5695 days ago

Why Chelsea Needs to Move to Battersea Power Station

Ever since The Observer newspaper reported that Chelsea were seriously contemplating a move from Stamford Bridge in west London to a new stadium site next to Battersea Power Station, executives at the Blues have been acting very fidgety. First, some background. The distance between the two locations is exactly three miles, but psychologically the locations […]


/ 5766 days ago

Who Is Abu Dhabi United Group?

What is known about the Abu Dhabi United Group, the new owners of Manchester City Football Club? Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment (ADUG) is the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi royal family. ADUG is expected to be represented on the new board by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim (pictured below), the chief […]


/ 5854 days ago

Who's Mad Enough To Become Chelsea's Next Manager?

Have you ever worked for one of those bosses who is almost impossible to please no matter how hard you try? You work, work, work and the ogre still isn't satisfied. If so, you have an inkling of how it must have felt for Jose Mourinho or Avram Grant managing Chelsea and failing to impress […]