Chelsea’s new owners went for everything in this winter transfer window. Unfortunately, there are some financial rules they must follow and the Blues need to ‘cut’ four of their new signings in order to play the UEFA Champions League.
The winter transfer window has closed and Chelsea were the biggest spenders in it. Now, under UEFA Champions League rules, a Premier League club must “cut out” four of their new players and choose between them in order to play in the tournament.
The Blues have new owners and they have made sure they are immediately in the spotlight. They gave coach Graham Potter the ability to pick the players he wanted regardless of price to compete for everything this year.
It is clear that their main goal in 2023 is the UEFA Champions League. Unfortunately, they can’t use all of their new signings and the coach has to pick three of the seven players to play the tournament.
Chelsea must ‘cut’ four new signings to play the UEFA Champions League
‘Go big or go home’ was Chelsea’s ideology to begin this 2023. Their new ownership gave Graham Potter the confidence to ask for all the signings he wanted and spent over $650 million between last year and this one.
But unfortunately, they won’t be able to use all their new signings in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions league, the most important title for them this year and the one they built a new team for.
According to the tournament’s rules, each team can only register three new signings they made in the winter transfer window. Chelsea made seven, so they must ‘cut’ four of them.
According to Marca, Chelsea has made a decision on which players will be registered. Enzo Fernandez, Joao Felix and Mykhaylo Mudryk will be part of the squad, while Noni Madueke, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana, for whom they paid over $100 million, will be left out of the team.