Chelsea coach insists new FIFA rule is a problem for Chelsea

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According to Chelsea coach Christophe Lollichon, the new FIFA loan rule is a problem for Chelsea.

According to the new FIFA rule which takes effect from July 2020, a club can only make 8 international loans in or out for players aged 22 and older. In 2022, this number will go down to 6 in and out with a maximum of 3 loans in and 3 loans out between the same clubs.

“A hard blow? More than that,” Lollichon told France Football.

“For us, it’s a real preoccupation because unlike other clubs, Chelsea has an excessively professional view when it comes to loans.

“There’s eight of us working full-time in a team dedicated to that. Claude Makélélé, Tore André Flo, Paulo Ferreira… Every week, we have a file to fill out on each player loaned by Chelsea.

“We have two goalkeepers loaned out. I look at all their games, break down their performances and then they get the debrief. We don’t just tell them ‘see you in June’ when they leave.

“We wait for the documents to be finalised, but, obviously, we’re thinking about it. We’re a victim of this reform. For our project, it’s a real problem”.

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