Football expert reveals when Chelsea could suffer points deduction and why


Football finance expert Stefan Borson, has claimed Chelsea are facing a possibility of being hit by a bigger points deduction than Nottingham Forest and Everton next season.

Current PSR rules states that all Premier  League sides cannot return losses greater than £105m over a three-season period, after their annual accounts have been concluded. However, this amount doesn’t include spending on youth development.

Since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over Chelsea in 2022, more than £1 billion has been pumped into transfers alone.

Borson, who was speaking to talkSPORT’s Jim White and Simon Jordan on Tuesday, revealed how Chelsea’s spending under the new owners could affect the club, as reports claim Chelsea are at risk of points deduction.

Borson said: “There was an assumption with Mason Mount, because he was announced on Manchester United’s website on July 1 that [his sale] had been put into this current season.

“So the £55million of profit was in this season. It now transpires that Mason Mount appears to have been transacted in 2022/23 and that is how they got through [FFP rules].”

Jordan then added: “Which means they’ve now got a £55million bigger hole this season,” before Borson responded: “Correct. Because we also know from the BlueCo accounts that they are currently, from the post-balance sheet events, that they are something like £48 million in profit for this year.”

“But of course, this year from an operating perspective, is going to be even worse than last year because they’ve got no Champions League and no Europe at all.” Borson said.

Borson was then asked how the club will deal with that, to which he responded: “Really, they have to find buyers for Trevoh Chalobah for £20m, Armando Broja for £40m, and Conor Gallagher for £50m.

“It’s those sort of deals that need to be done. And by the way, they all need to be done by June 30. That, as we know, is articulated within the Forest decision.

“There’s a whole conversation about how hard it is to sell players in the period before June. The Premier League actually suggested that more or less that it was impossible.”