Chelsea Currently Have 41 Players Out On Loan

Chelsea will not be able to register any new players in the next two transfer windows after the club breached one of FIFA's rules and regulations.

In a statement released by FIFA, they confirmed that the Premier League club and Football Association broke its rule over the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18:

"Chelsea was found to have breached art. 19 of the Regulations in the case of twenty-nine (29) minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players,"FIFA said in a statement.

"The club also breached art. 18bis of the Regulations in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.

"The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two (2) complete and consecutive registration periods.

"This ban applies to the club as a whole - with the exception of the women's and futsal teams - and does not prevent the release of players."

It is believed that the investigation by FIFA was first triggered back in 2016, when it emerged that Bertrand Traore played for their under 18's side at aged 16.

The club have since been given three days to appeal against the ban, but a large group of Chelsea players may be encouraged by the potential two transfer window ban, with the potential of first team football more likely than ever,

Maurizio Sarri's side currently have an incredible 41 players on loan at a host of different clubs.

Michy Batshuayi became the latest player on Chelsea's books to make a temporary move to a Premier League side, when he joined Crystal Palace on the final day of the transfer window.

And he, along with many others, may get a chance in the first team because of the impending transfer ban.

Here is the full list of players who are currently out on loan:

Image: Wikipedia
Image: Wikipedia

Do you see of these players getting their opportunity in Chelsea's first team in the coming months?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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