Good morning Chelsea fans.
Ian Wright says it’s unfair that Conor Gallagher won’t be allowed to play for Crystal Palace in their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and admitted he would be ‘devastated’ if it ever happened to him during the time of his gaming days.
On his Wrighty’s House podcast, the pundit said: “If you let a player go at the start of the season, then yes, he’s your player.
“For Conor Gallagher to go to the Palace and guide them through the levels. He is one of the main reasons they do what they do.
“He helped them reach the semi-finals at Wembley, which is what we all dream of as professionals, and he can’t play because his parent club is there. There is something dishonest about this. I would be devastated if I were in his place.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City are keeping an eye on the progress of England newcomer Tyreke Mitchell.
City are looking for a new left-back and are keeping an eye on the youngster’s progress, as are Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham.
Potential new Chelsea owner Nick Candy is reportedly receiving support from AC Milan’s American owners.
Sky News claims that Candy has now added American hedge fund group Elliot Management to his team.
The New York-based investor, a global leader in finance and board activism with £39bn in assets, owns top Serie A player Milan.
Another Blues bidder Tom Ricketts’ controversial bid for Chelsea has received unexpected support from a leading American Muslim.
The owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team made an official offer to acquire the Blues of Roman Abramovich.
But the political implications of his father’s views on race haunt the campaign.
Ricketts’ Christian father Joe said Muslims are “my natural enemy” in emails that surfaced in 2019 and now some Chelsea fans don’t want the family to take control of their club.
But unexpectedly, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago came out in support of the Ricketts camp.
And finally, Chelsea can sell tickets again after the UK government changed their special license.
The Blues have been banned from selling tickets to fans since Roman Abramovich’s assets were frozen earlier this month.
As a result, only 600 away season ticket holders were able to attend the FA Cup game in Middlesbrough over the weekend.
But that situation has now been fixed, meaning the Blues won’t have to play their Champions League quarter-final home game against Real Madrid behind closed doors.
They will now also be able to invite Chelsea fans to the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at Wembley, as well as the remaining Premier League matches.
The money generated from ticket sales will go directly to the Premier League, which will decide where to channel the revenue.