After their transfer ban was lifted, Chelsea celebrated the decision but also made sure to state their discomfort with the treatment they received by FIFA. In an official statement published by the Blues, they slammed FIFA’s ‘deeply unsatisfactory’ approach towards their case which resulted in them being handed a transfer ban.
They appealed the suspension and finally, the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to reduce the ban to one transfer window on Friday, leaving the Blues free to sign players in January.
Chelsea stated that their unhappiness with the matter also stemmed from the fact that FIFA decided to treat the Blues ‘entirely differently’ to Premier League champions Manchester City.
The West London side believe that the reasoning behind this apparent unfair treatment makes ‘absolutely no sense’.
FIFA still needs to answer to these claims. Accusations of potential favoritism aren’t something that can be ignored that easy, and if they are found to be true then serious consequences should be handed to any organization that is found to have acted unfairly.
If Chelsea didn’t appeal this suspension, this could have affected their performance this season considerably.