Transfer sanction officially revoked, Chelsea look for Hazard’s replacement
Transfer embargo sanctions or transfer bans that freeze the movement of Chelsea in the transfer market last summer finally officially revoked. That is, they have been given permission to carry out transfer activities as usual on the occasion of the upcoming 2020 January winter transfer market.
For your information, Chelsea were initially sanctioned with an embargo transfer within two years after violating the recruitment of underage players. But after filing an appeal, CAS agreed Chelsea’s plea for sanctions relief. Initially from two years became just one year, meaning Chelsea could buy players in 2020 January later.
The impact of the transfer embargo last summer has actually been felt by Chelsea, they cannot bring Hazard’s replacement, who already moved to Real Madrid. Even though, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham performed brilliantly, it was still a Magical Hazard that seemed to eliminate the Spirit from the Blues.
Christian Pulisic, who was recruited from Borussia Dortmund in January, has been unable to replace him despite playing well lately. The performance of United States players is arguably still inconsistent. Not surprisingly, coach Frank Lampard indicated that the club will try to target Hazard’s replacement in January.
“Indeed there will be talk about which sectors should be strengthened, because of course with Eden we lost a lot of goals, he created a lot of creations. What I said about today is we lost some opportunities and I think we might be able to look at reinforcement and encouragement, and perhaps provide more competition in the area, “Frank Lampard as a coach told BT Sport.
Chelsea itself has just won a narrow 2-1 victory over Lille in the final match of the European Champions League Group phase, this morning (11/12). Two goals were presented by Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta. For the Blues, this is an important victory, if they lose they will return to play in the Europa League like last season. Overall, the Blues’ journey in the European Champions League group phase was not so smooth.