Premier League investigating Chelsea for ‘potential financial rule breaches’ under Roman Abramovich

As per Sky Sports News, the Premier League are investigating Chelsea for “potential financial rule breaches” that were sustained under Roman Abramovich.

This comes after Chelsea were fined €10m by UEFA over “incomplete financial reporting” which occurred during the Russian businessman’s ownership of the club.

The Blues were judged to have breached ‘Uefa Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations‘, due to submitting “incomplete financial information” during the period between 2012 and 2019.

These breaches were initially investigated by UEFA after the London side’s ownership, the consortium BlueCo, were said to have to “proactively” reported “instances of potentially incomplete financial reporting under the club’s previous ownership” to the European governing body.

BlueCo reported these historical transactions after their takeover of the club in May 2022, and are believed to have also reported these same potential breaches to the Premier League at the same time as they did to UEFA.

Furthermore, Chelsea have not been charged as of yet by the English top flight, but, if they were to be found guilty, potential sanctions could include a fine or a points deduction.

As for on-field matters, Chelsea will begin their new season this Sunday August 13, as they will host Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino’s new side will look to gain a winning start to the campaign and improve upon their disappointing twelfth place league finish last season- their lowest since 1994 and leaving them without a place in any UEFA competition.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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