Chelsea leaders still believe in the skills of coach Potter, and will not be looking for immediate results from the team this season. This is the news that the English media have announced, as the president Todd Boehly-Clearlake has spent over 500 million pounds on new players, since taking ownership of the London club. Chelsea chiefs want to give Potter the right time to build a winning team, now that he has all the right resources at his disposal.
The recent transfer of Enzo Fernandez for the figure of 107 million pounds from Benfica has once again raised questions about what Chelsea's strategy will be in order to respect the rules of financial "Fair Play". The club has decided to practice an innovative strategy, as young players, more specifically Fernandez and Ukrainian Mykhailo Mudryk, have been offered contracts valid for 8 and a half years.
In this way, Chelsea can spread the financial cost of buying players over the 8 years of the contract. However, UEFA has recently responded by tightening the rules on player transfers. From next summer, the governing body has established a new rule, according to which, the cost of the contract for new transfers can be spread over a period of a maximum of 5 years.
Chelsea is currently in 10th place in the league. The London Blues have also been eliminated from England's top 2 cup competitions. The club's chiefs want to give Potter enough time in next season's pre-season games to experiment with new signings and establish Chelsea's new starting line-up.
Boehly-Clearlake prefers to wait until the summer to determine new targets, and for another reason. The president wants to remove some of the old players of the team, who will no longer have spaces in the formation. The summer market is the perfect opportunity to make the most of these moves, financially.