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Chelsea Balls: The Richest Teams Dope The Transfer System To Ensure Unequal Competition

by | 10th, April 2014

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THE loan system isn’t fait, is it? It favours the rich clubs. It favours Chelsea.

Everton’s on-loan Romelu Lukaku is prevented from playing against parent club Chelsea. The striker can knock them in against Chelsea’s rivals but not prove himself against the club that owns his contract.

Chelsea have been loaning young players to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem (buy the cream of the budding crop when they are young before they get expensive) . But their former chairman Merab Jordania says: “I wanted to be champion of the Netherlands, but London did not. Ambition is fine but Vitesse may not be in the Champions League with Chelsea.”

And Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says the club can’t play goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the Champions League semi-finals should the Spanish side draw Chelsea in the final four as it would trigger a clause in the Belgian keeper’s contract that would see the Spaniards forced to pay a significant lump sum to his parent club.

Courtois has been on loan at Atleti from Chelsea for the past three seasons and, should the two sides be drawn together, Cerezo confirmed to Spanish radio

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