Chelsea face points deduction if they go into administration

Blues also face missing out on a whopping £97m in prize money

Chelsea face a nine-point penalty if the club end up in administration.

Russian owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government on Thursday due to his close ties with Vladimir Putin.

As a result, his assets – including Chelsea – have been Frozen.

The club are unable to sell home and away match tickets, with only season ticket holders allowed to attend games.

Merchandise sales have also been halted, but the club can sell food and drink.

There is also a ban on any transfers – incoming or outgoing – and new contracts cannot be handed out.
It effectively means Chelsea now have no source of income.

If the club were to end up in administration they could face a nine-point penalty deduction.

Were they hit with that punishment today, they would drop to seventh in the Premier League table with Arsenal, Manchester United, West Ham and Tottenham moving up.

According to the Daily Mail’s Rob Draper, the sanctions will be reviewed in May.

The drama off the pitch could end up having an affect on it with the club only allowed to spend £20,000 on travel for away matches.

Chelsea also face missing out on a whopping £97m in prize money

Under normal circumstances, a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League would earn Thomas Tuchel’s side a cool £27m in prize money.

Dropping out of the top four would also mean losing out on potential Champions League earnings.

That works out at a further £70m in Champions League and European Super Cup prize money.

Chelsea pocketed £63,278,319 for winning Europe’s elite club competition last season – in which they won four of their six group games.

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