“This will then be further adjusted for any revenue shortfall caused by the pandemic (compared to the 2019 revenue base).
“On that basis, #CFC will only have a small £5m (€6m) FFP break-even deficit for the 2022 monitoring period, as this will cover 2018 (£95m profit), 2019 (£73m loss) and the average of 2020 (£46m profit) and 2021 (£99m loss), i.e. £27m loss. In other words, they should be fine.”
The size of Chelsea’s current squad means it is inevitable that a number of players will depart over the next year.
Reducing the expenditure should not be a problem with several high-earners such as Batshuayi and Drinkwater coming off the wage bill, while various long-term loan players are also expected to leave.