Chelsea fans on Twitter have supported the club’s decision to not attempt to freeze their transfer ban at this time, with many supporters agreeing with the club’s plan of action.
The Blues were slapped with a two-window transfer ban prior to this summer’s window for breaking rules related to the signing of foreign minors and have already seen an initial appeal rejected by FIFA.
Barcelona faced a similar fate but managed to freeze the ban for the summer of 2014, allowing the Catalan club to sign a number of fresh faces including Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Chelsea could still look to freeze their embargo by taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the ruling body has yet to hear from the west London club, according to football.london.
With uncertainty surrounding the future of Maurizio Sarri, it is still possible that Chelsea look to suspend the ban once their managerial status is clear, but thus far they seem poised to accept the embargo, a decision that has been greeted with a surprising amount of support from fans on Twitter.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
Chelsea’s lawyers know what they doing. There’s obvs a reason why Chelsea hasn’t appealed to CAS yet. Most likely because we wouldn’t be able to get the players we want in time. Kinda makes sense to just serve the ban in this case.
— Jamie (@Jamiem_B) May 21, 2019
It’s not a big problem we can sign again in the summer Tottenham didn’t buy it anyone look where they ended up Champions League final
— Steven CFC (@StevenRisley2) May 21, 2019
If they think the ban won’t be overturned in the long run then I think it would be a smart decision. Having it frozen is merely delaying the inevitable. If overturn is unlikely, take the ban and move on.
— Jonny (@J_DM_25) May 21, 2019
Maybe we should just go through the ban now rather than later
— Stonecold??? (@sebastineadele1) May 21, 2019
Good to hear tbh.
— Rubanga (@Rubanga11) May 21, 2019
— BearLzh (@Sharedylzh) May 21, 2019
I’m OK with the ban bro… But ?% not OK with Sacking #Sarri or bringing in Lamps to ruin his legacy..imo
— #Sarriball.. (@Prideoflondon11) May 21, 2019
Presumably they have either had advice it will not be overturned or are willing to hold their hand up & accept their fate? Let’s accept the ban if so & plan around what we can achieve with the correct players in place, we’ve been here before, we stand by our club, not our success
— Tony The Curmudgeon (@tonyscornucopia) May 21, 2019
May not be too bad to change tactics and take the ban now and have next summer to buy players and see if the youngsters can cut it at this level
— Ross O’Connor (@rossy11oc) May 21, 2019