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Chelsea: Taking the Throne

Started on 27 October 2014 by Verdinho
Latest Reply on 10 November 2014 by Jonaldinho
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UEFA has announced that Manchester United will replace Chelsea in the UEFA Champions’ League for the 2014/2015 season on an 'organisational basis'.

With Chelsea being relegated to the Vanarama Conference South after entering administration, UEFA has followed up by dismissing the Blues from the competition.

Chelsea’s fall from grace sees Man United enter the Champions’ League after failing to qualify for any European competition last season under David Moyes.

In hope of being brought into the competition at Chelsea’s expense were Everton, who finished 5th in the Premier League in 2013/2014 and would have been the next in line for a Champions’ League spot.

However, UEFA considered the Red Devils as the most well prepared club to host games of the Champions’ League’s magnitude, having done so on a regular basis under Sir Alex Ferguson.

United’s introduction does, however, see them join the end of the line in English Champions’ League clubs, having to overcome a qualifying round before joining the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, who now enters the group stage automatically.


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has resigned from his post as manager of the Blues a year into his second tenure at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese boss leads the way in what is expected to be a mass exodus at the west London club, following relegation to the Vanarama Conference South.

Mourinho laments the position the club finds itself in, and with the desperate need to relieve its bulging wage bill, the fan favourite has done the honours and walked away from the club without a cost.

“It’s very sad to find the club in this situation,” said Mourinho. A club that means so much to its fans, to me, to players – it’s difficult to accept that this club has fallen so quickly.

“The way in which it has happened fills us all with a mixture of sadness and anger. Sadness because this club may never be the same again, and anger because this was all out of our control and caused by outside entities dictating proceedings that they should never be allowed to do.

“Regardless, I’d like to thank Mr. Roman [Abramovich] for allowing me to have a second try at the Chelsea job, a club I love dearly. For now, it’s completely inappropriate for me to stay at a club in financial difficulties. I earn a first rate salary, so I must leave.

“It’d be a dream to return one day again. I suspect it will take a long time for Chelsea to recover, but I believe it can be done. Let’s see what the future holds.”

Mourinho’s backroom staff will also follow him out of Stamford Bridge under the same contractual circumstances, with the departures including names such as first team assistants Rui Faria and Silvino Louro, with Steve Holland one of the few set to stay at the club.


An appeal against Chelsea’s relegation to the Vanarama Conference South launched by the club’s representatives has been reviewed and accepted by the Football Association, taking the Blues back up to the Sky Bet League Two.

Chelsea had been relegated to the Conference South as a consequence of entering administration, but the FA has now altered the punishment of the Blues.

The King’s Road outfit will be moved back up to League Two and have also had their 20 point deduction removed, but will instead see the club being hit with an undisclosed fine.

The news comes as a big blow to Gateshead and Ebbsfleet Town, who had initially been granted promotion by the FA at Chelsea’s expense.

A big factor behind Chelsea’s lighter sentence is believed to be their efforts in trying to develop more players, with the Blues currently employing many young English players across all age groups.

The FA sees Chelsea’s youth team as one of the central figures to the future of the England national team, and having been convinced by administrators that there are ways in which the club can sustain their facilities for the coming years at least, the FA has given Chelsea the green light on the grounds of making an effort to improve English football internationally.
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH The plastic fans speak about their little team
great start: it's a really fun challenge as well! i've managed to get Liverpool back to League 1 - good luck man, i'll be following this!


Chelsea club sponsors Adidas, Samsung and Audi have vowed to stick by the club until their contract expires, following the Football Association’s final verdict on Chelsea’s future.

The FA confirmed Chelsea would play the 2014/2015 season in the Sky Bet League Two, a total of three divisions below the Barclays Premier League, after initially placing the west Londoners in the Vanarama Conference South.

Chelsea’s financial commitment to their youth facilities has taken centre stage in their successful appeal and it seems the running costs of both the Cobham Training Centre and Stamford Bridge are to be paid for by their three main sponsors.

The most lucrative deal of them all comes from kit brand Adidas, of whom Chelsea had agreed a ten-year-deal worth £300 million before Roman Abramovich’s departure.

Adidas and Samsung will honour their current sponsorship deals with the London club and will, therefore, continue to be advertised on their kits and around Stamford Bridge.

The revenue from both companies, along with Audi, will be enough for Chelsea to maintain their facilities freely, on top of paying back a small portion of the debt owed to former parent company Fordstam.


A plethora of clubs across the world are all readying up bids for Chelsea’s stars, following their relegation to the Sky Bet League Two.

A mass exodus at Stamford Bridge looks imminent with their current financial difficulties and Chelsea are likely to lose most, if not all first team players at their disposal.

Dominating the gossip columns is the departure of Belgian star Eden Hazard, whose suitors include the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid battling it out for his signature.

Despite being under pressure to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, Paris Saint-Germain has also entered the race to sign Hazard, with an initial loan bid likely to arise from the French capital.

Chasing Chelsea’s central defender, Gary Cahill, are Manchester United, with new boss Louis van Gaal also rumoured to be keen on signing Ramires and Nemanja Matic, in an attempt to bolster the spine of his team.

The Red Devils aren’t alone in their pursuit of Matic, however, as Real Madrid also begins to sound out Chelsea’s valuation of the Serbian international in a time when contract rebel Sami Khedira edges closer to the exit doors at the Santiago Bernanbeu.

Thibaut Courtois and André Schürrle are also names linked to the Spanish capital, albeit with Atletico Madrid, as manager Diego Simeone looks to add to a side which won the La Liga title last season.

The Chelsea careers of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Loic Remy seem to be short lived, but strict FIFA rules may mean that the quartet have to wait until the January transfer window to leave the Blues or be loaned out until that time, with the club in no financial position to release the new signings.

In perhaps what seems to be the craziest transfer rumour to emerge from Stamford Bridge, Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters are keen on signing Chelsea’s shot stopper Petr Cech.
Storyline is really starting to unfold now, really dramatic nice stuff Paddy! :D
As Walter said, the story's starting to deepen now, and the updates are quality! Keep it up man
Crazy! loving the twist here! good luck getting back into the Premier League! Who do you think you can hang on to that will propel you back into the Premier League?
Walter & TodayAtTomorrow: Thanks guys! The business end of things should start fairly soon :)

tomtheone: Glad you're enjoy it :D I want to clear as much debt as possible, so you're looking at virtually the entire first team being sold. I will be trying to hold on to some of the most highly-rated youngsters, like Nathan Ake, although I may loan them out for them to play in a more competitive league - all depending on how the squad looks in the first few games. Youth & Reserves will make up the main base of my squad.


Chelsea skipper John Terry has admitted both he and Didier Drogba would be open to staying at Stamford Bridge, following the club’s plunge into the Sky Bet League Two.

The 33-year-old, who has spent all but six games of his professional career with Chelsea, has declared himself ready to sit down with the club’s administrators and renegotiate his deal in order to stay with the club.

Joining Terry will be Drogba, who is keen to remain in west London following his return to the club from Galatasaray this summer.

“Make no mistake about it, I’ll be trying my utmost best to continue representing Chelsea, and I know a few of the older lads like Didier [Drogba] are in the same boat,” said Terry.

“I’ll be talking extensively with those in charge in hope of staying. Being a Chelsea player, at the age of 33, means a lot more to me than a decent wage packet at the end of the week, so if it’s possible for me to remain here and restore some success before I retire, it’d be a pleasure.”

As one of Chelsea’s best paid players, remaining at Stamford Bridge seems an unlikely scenario for Terry, however, with the club yet to reveal the progression in negotiations of players leaving the club.
Player-manager role maybe?
2014-11-03 21:54#198256 Walter : Player-manager role maybe?
Maybe...maybe not ;)

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