Chelsea have been hit by new sanctions as their bank accounts have been suspended by Barclays while the Blues fear they could lose some of their brightest prospects to rival clubs. .
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Chelsea are currently in the midst of a lot of turmoil when the British Government froze the assets of owner Roman Abramovich earlier this week.
The club have now had their bank accounts suspended by Barclays, who are investigating the club’s sports license.
The sanctions introduced against the Blues have led to fears that their best prospects in their academy will be hunted by rival clubs looking to capitalize on any uncertainty. sure.
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Bank account is suspended
Chelsea encountered a new problem on Friday when Barclays suspended their bank accounts.
Twenty-four hours ago, Blues owner Roman Abramovich had his assets frozen by the UK Government, leaving the future of the club in disarray.
Barclay’s decision will see it investigate Chelsea’s sports license, which sees the team operating under strict conditions.
The club has temporarily lost its £40m shirt sponsorship deal with telecoms company Three.
Promising Academy being hunted down?
As Chelsea adjust to new circumstances, there is concern that their Under-16 side could lose their best players to rival clubs.
Part of the sanctions imposed on the club made it impossible for them to award new contracts to players and staff.
And the Blues’ players’ representatives wasted no time approaching opponents as they looked for a potential exit, should Chelsea’s future remain uncertain.
Academy coaches Neil Bath and Jim Fraser could also leave when other teams want an advantage.
Chelsea beat Norwich City on Thursday night and will follow up on Sunday in form Newcastle United Football Club.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were without five players in the first team as they won 3-1 and picked up more injuries during the 90 minutes.
While it is unlikely everyone will be healthy and ready for the clash at the weekend, there is hope that some players who missed out due to illness will return.
Cesar Azpilicueta was taken out at the break after feeling unwell while Callum Hudson-Odoi returned to training on Thursday after the final match of the 3-2 tie. FA Cup win against Luton Town.
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