Former Man City financial adviser claims Chelsea WILL fail FFP – and insists the breach will be ‘much bigger’ than that which saw Everton handed a 10-point penalty

A former Man City financial adviser has claimed Chelsea will be breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) limits and insisted he expects the Blues to face a significant punishment, which could include a hefty points deduction.

The Premier League’s FFP regulations have come into focus in recent months, with Everton deducting 10 points for breaching financial rules in November.

Then last month they were charged again – along with Nottingham Forest – for breaching top flight spending rules. Premier League clubs are allowed to lose £105m over a rolling three-year period, with the end of each accounting year on 30 June.

Since Chelsea were taken over by a consortium led by Todd Boehly in May 2022, the Blues have spent more than £1bn in the transfer market as they attempt to overhaul their squad.

They spread the cost slightly by using amortization to pay the fees over long deals for players, but are still the best spends in the top tier during that period.

A former Man City adviser has claimed Chelsea will breach Financial Fair Play (FFP) limits

A former Man City adviser has claimed Chelsea will breach Financial Fair Play (FFP) limits

Since being taken over by a Todd Boehly-led consortium, the Blues have spent more than £1bn

Since being taken over by a Todd Boehly-led consortium, the Blues have spent more than £1bn

And Stefan Borson, who was previously an adviser to City, felt the Blues would face repercussions for their heavy spending and insisted trouble could be coming to Stamford Bridge.

“They used the tricks of amortization,” he said talkSPORT. ‘(But) in my mind there is definitely trouble on the horizon and they will definitely fail FFP for the current season.

“That is unless, and that seems very unlikely, by June 30 they sell players worth more than £100m.

‘But the window they can do now, with the (January) window closing, is going to be very small.

‘The season is going to end and then we have the Euros. So when you look at someone like Conor Gallagher, if Chelsea want to sell before June 30, they will have to move very quickly.

“And again, probably buyers are going to know that Chelsea have to sell players.”

Borson also revealed that Chelsea could face a tougher punishment than Everton, while the way their spending came about could also have an impact on any potential punishment.

He added: ‘This rift Chelsea are in for is much bigger than Everton’s rift.

“And most importantly, from an aggravating perspective, they (Premier League) will consider it (a) deliberate (offence).

‘Chelsea cannot hide behind building a stadium or accidentally breach FFP. I think they will break.’

Borson added that there is still time for Chelsea to get out of the difficult situation they are in, but insisted it will be difficult as other clubs are aware of their financial predicament.

He continued: ‘The accounting period is not over yet, let’s be fair to Chelsea, but I have people telling me you sell Gallagher for £60m, Broja for £40m, James for £30m, who whatever it is.

‘But there are no buyers, there is no money in the game outside the Premier League and the Premier League is not stupid.

“They’re not going to bite on crazy prices for players they don’t rate as highly if they know Chelsea are taking over.”

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