Chelsea are set to be the worst affected by FIFA's new regulations on loan players. As reported by Matt Hughes in The Times, clubs will be limited to the number of players they can have out on loan at any one time, while the number of players at any single club will be narrowed further. While the precise number has yet to be decided, it is expected to be somewhere between six and eight players, with no more than two allowed to go to any single club.
The rules are expected to be introduced at the start of the 2020/21 season.
Chelsea, incredibly, currently have 39 players out on loan, and the latter of those rules will stem their flooding of Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem with their youngsters.
Stockpiling young players, loaning them to the front of the shop window and then selling them for profit has been Chelsea's plan for some time, and has been a way in which they have complied with Financial Fair Play.
Elsewhere, Man City have 28 players on loan, with, curiously, Wolves the next highest at 27.
This rule is believed to be based on an intent to curb the stockpiling of talent at the biggest, richest clubs.
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