CHELSEA could be set for an “unpredictable” FFP future should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Blues have splashed out £445million on 14 new players since last summer.
That figure could rise further after the club reportedly agreed on a deal to sign Noni Madueke from PSV for £35m.
However, should the club fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League they will miss out on vital financial benefits.
Having struggled during the first half of the season, Chelsea are ten points behind fourth-placed Newcastle.
Manager Graham Potter’s side will have to turn things around quickly in order to have a chance of reaching Europe’s premium competition.
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This season the club are set to earn an estimated £81m from TV money, should they beat Borussia Dortmund and reach the round of 16.
However, failure to qualify for the European tournament next year could be damaging to the club’s finances, according to the Swiss Ramble.
The Premier League’s FFP rules state that clubs are allowed to lose £105m in a rolling three-year period.
However, there are adjustments for money spent on the club’s infrastructure on things such as the academy, community project and women’s teams.
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Allowances have also been made to clubs as a result of the impact Covid-19 caused due to lack of matchday revenue.
Although UEFA has different rules as clubs are only allowed to lose £53m over three years.
Chelsea do have some factors in their favour as many of the players that have joined are on long contracts which helps spread the cost.
The club have also been reportedly interested in cutting some of its high-earners, such as Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz.
While Jorginho is also likely to leave as his contract expires at the end of the current season.