Report reveals how Chelsea sanctions could impact Tottenham top-four race

Football.London have highlighted that Chelsea could potentially be hit with a points deduction this season if their current predicament is not sorted out soon and the club has to go into administration. 

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been added to the UK government’s sanction list due to his ties with Vladimir Putin.

As a result, Abramovich’s assets, including Chelsea, have been frozen, and the West London club will have to continue functioning with restrictions under a special sporting licence that is due to expire at the end of May (

These sanctions mean that Abramovich will no longer be allowed to invest in the club and Chelsea fans will not be permitted to travel to away games.

Football.London have now revealed that if Chelsea are unable to get out of this situation and eventually find themselves going into administration, they could potentially be hit with a nine-point deduction.

The Blues currently sit in third place, 11 points above Tottenham, having played a game more than Antonio Conte’s men.

Spurs Web Opinion

Chelsea being handed a nine-point deduction would considerably increase our chances of qualifying for the Champions League as there would be two spots to fight for.

However, I doubt that a points deduction is on the cards. In fact, I would expect the authorities to allow Chelsea to be sold to new owners over the coming weeks or months.

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