Finance expert blames Chelsea for change to Premier League APT rules

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It’s fair to say that the way in which Chelsea and Man City in particular have done their business over the past couple of seasons has opened both clubs up to scrutiny.

The Blues owners, Clearlake Capital, have apparently sold various assets back to other companies owned by Todd Boehly and related to his takeover of the club (per Daily Mail), whilst the current Premier League title holders still have a number of charges to answer regarding various facets of the business.

Chelsea blamed for new APT rules

Former Man City financial advisor, Stefan Borson, suggested to Football Insider that it was the sponsorship deal that Chelsea arranged with Infinite Athlete which saw the new rules on associated party transactions introduced in February.

The Cityzens are clearly doing their upmost within a legal framework to have the current situation on APT rules reviewed.

What it perhaps evidences is that both clubs have taken advantage of certain loopholes but are sailing close to the wind in terms of that area of Financial Fair Play.

Todd Boehly is ruining Chelsea Football Club.

Tying the Premier League up in knots through jargon and various legal argument might delay the onset of further action, but ultimately the truth will out.

Of course, at the moment both clubs remain innocent regarding any potential wrongdoing, though if it’s proven that this isn’t the case, then the full weight of the law and Premier League sanctions must be brought to bear.

The governing body has to show how serious it believes such matters are, because a tap on the knuckles clearly won’t suffice in such a scenario.

In the meantime, both Premier League outfits can approach the coming summer transfer window with positivity, and hope that they’ll land the players to bring them further success next season.

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