Man Utd could sneak into Champions League spot if crisis-club Chelsea are hit with points deduction
10th March 2022

MANCHESTER UNITED could sneak into a Champions League spot if Chelsea are hit with a points deduction following sanctions against Roman Abramovich.

The Red Devils are just six points behind their third-place rivals, albeit having played two more games.

But Ralf Rangnick could end his time as interim boss with a huge smile on his face should Chelsea go into administration.

That’s after Blues owner Abramovich was slapped with sanctions by the UK government.

The Russian billionaire oligarch’s sale of the club is now on hold after he was banned from doing any business in Britain.

While Chelsea are unable to sign and sell players – or even hand out contracts to existing stars.

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Fans are not allowed to buy match-day tickets or purchase club merchandise.

And Chelsea’s only source of income now stems from food and drink.

It leaves the Londoners facing an uncertain future.

But it could get even worse should they end up in administration.

It comes as:

  • LIVE: The very latest from Stamford Bridge
  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is sanctioned by UK Government and BANNED from selling club
  • Club at threat of POINTS DEDUCTION
  • Chelsea are banned from selling match tickets
  • Club slapped with transfer ban and giving out contracts
  • Tonight's game against Norwich is ON despite the drama
  • Chelsea can only earn money from food and drink
  • Strict travel budget means ban on private jets to away games
  • FIVE players are now certain to leave in summer

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That’s because if Chelsea can’t balance their books, they could face a NINE-POINT penalty deduction.

Were they hit with that penalty today, they would drop to fifth in the Premier League table with Arsenal and United moving up.

The Red Devils have not been in good form this season.

But Chelsea’s capitulation could hand them a much-needed morale boost for an upturn in form, potentially allowing United to seal a top-four finish come May.

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