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Chelsea 'given warning by FIFA over player loans'

Chelsea 'warned by FIFA over player loans'
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Chelsea must cut the number of players sent out on loan from 39 this season down to just eight in time for the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

FIFA has reportedly warned Chelsea and other Premier League clubs that they have just one more season to complete an overhaul of their squads to comply with new loan laws.

The regulations, due to be rolled out from the start of the 2020-21 campaign, restricts the number of players teams send out on loan per season.

Chelsea currently have 39 players out on loan, including the likes of Tammy Abraham, Kurt Zouma, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi, but from 2020 that will have to drop to a maximum of eight.

According to The Times, FIFA has contacted the Blues to remind them of the rule change, which it is claimed will have huge implications for the club's business model.

Teams will also be capped on the number of players sent on loan to a single club, which would again adversely affect the Londoners as three of their youngsters are currently with Vitesse in the Eredivisie.

In all, Chelsea have 39 players out on loan from their first team, Under-23s and academy, while Manchester City (28), Wolverhampton Wanderers (27), Brighton & Hove Albion (16), Watford (14) and Everton (14) are next on the list.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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