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Chelsea set to face European Super League punishment with fines that can exceed 8-figure sum
A report of Sky Sports stipulate that Chelsea are one of six Premier League clubs set to speak to England’s football premier league next week while they wait to learn of their punishment for the failed European Super League.
The Blues, along with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, formalized their desire earlier this year to form a breakaway European Super League.
These 6 clubs made up 50% of the total number of clubs involved in this endeavor. All English member clubs quickly gave up on the idea after much criticism from fans and experts.
And since then the Premier League has been considering fining the guilty clubs. Earlier this month, a proposal from the English elite mentioned a £ 15m fine per club and point deduction suspended.
It’s time to face the music
Clubs are said to “vigorously” oppose such point deduction measures. In addition to paying fines that could exceed £ 10m in total, another proposed punishment that could be meted out next week is a one-time punishment £ 1m fine followed by 5% of next season’s television income.
In total, the Premier League’s total fine pool could exceed £ 40m. But of course, the real figure will only be known once the Premier League has delivered its final verdict; and it might take a while.
Talks will however take place ahead of the UEFA Champions League final between the two clubs in question – Chelsea and City. The two clubs will fight for the biggest prize in club football on May 29.
The European Super League has reportedly removed the concept of relegation and promotion and replaced the UEFA Champions League for member clubs. It is understandable why the governing bodies insist on inflicting some sort of punishment.
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A repeat offense must be avoided because the principles and values of football must no longer be called into question in this way.