Chelsea Will Use Manchester City’s Case In Appeal Against Transfer Ban

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Chelsea were handed a two-window ban and a £460,000 fine earlier this year for breaking rules over the signing of under-18 players but Premier League rivals Manchester City were fined just £315,000 and escaped a transfer ban for similar offence.

The Blues were unable to sign new players during the summer transfer window and as things stand will still not be allowed to sign new players in next January’s transfer window.

Chelsea have appealed FIFA’s judgement in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, with a hearing due to take place later this year.

According to Daily Mail, the Blues are considering citing the more lenient punishment handed down by FIFA to English rivals Manchester City when we take our challenge to the transfer ban to the sports arbitration court.

As expected, the Blues are unhappy we received a bigger fine and a two-window transfer ban while Manchester City escaped without a ban and received a lesser fine.

FIFA claims Manchester City escaped a ban and received a smaller fine because their admission of being guilty was taken into consideration before their punishment was decided.

Chelsea are hoping to have the ban reduced by the Court of Arbitration to enable Chelsea boss Frank Lampard sign new players in January.

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