Graham Potter left Benoit Badiashile off of their Champions League roster this week. He recently joined Chelsea.
It is no secret that Chelsea has spent lavishly so far under Todd Boehly’s leadership. There’s no doubt Chelsea will be walking a delicate line when trying to adhere to Financial Fair Play standards.
Fitting all of these players into the squad registration systems is a challenge for both the Premier League and the Champions League.
The challenging Champions League squad registration rules have reportedly pushed Potter to make some difficult choices. Badiashile, a recent acquisition, is not on the roster for the rest of the year..
Young players who are not picked to the team but are still eligible to participate must have played for the club for two years, according to certain requirements..
This gives homegrown athletes the possibility to compete in Europe without having to register, but it prevents a young athlete brought in from a different club from enjoying the same opportunity.
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