To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App.
Chelsea received a two-window transfer ban from FIFA for breaches relating to international transfers and registration of players under the age of 18. The Blues were also fined more than £460,000.
In a shocking development, Premier League rivals Manchester City have escaped being banned by FIFA despite being found guilty for breaches relating to international transfers and registration of players under the age of 18.
To make matters even worse, Manchester City were fined just £315,000, around £150,000 less than the fine Chelsea received.
FIFA said in a statement: “The Fifa disciplinary committee has sanctioned English club Manchester City FC for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
“Manchester City FC was found to have breached, among others, article 19 of the Fifa Regulations on the status and transfer of players.
“The disciplinary committee took into account the fact that Manchester City FC accepted its responsibility and sanctioned the club with a fine of CHF 370,000 (£315,000).”
It’s a shame Chelsea were banned from signing players for two transfer windows and also received a higher fine than Manchester City for a similar rule breach.