Chelsea could be thrown out of this season’s Champions League on Friday, says Uefa executive committee member Jesper Moller.
Thomas Tuchel’s progressed into the last four last week after seeing off Porto in the quarter-finals and set up a semi-final clash against Real Madrid.
But following the announcement and backing from Chelsea for the new European Super League, they are facing the prospect of being kicked out of this season’s competitions.
That’s according to Jesper Muller who spoke to broadcaster DR saying, “The clubs must go, and I expect that to happen on Friday. Then we have to find out how to finish (this season’s) Champions League tournament.
“There is an extraordinary executive committee meeting on Friday.”
Chelsea believe they were backed into a corner and had no other choice but to agree to the new competition. They could earn up to €300 million in ‘welcome bonuses’.
They are set to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals and they along with Manchester City are also facing the threat of being thrown out, which could see PSG crowned as European Champions.
Chelsea could reportedly be given a ban also on signing foreign players after they backed the new European Super League.
Along with 11 other founding clubs, Chelsea backed the Super League which will see them breakaway from the Champions League into a 20-team league.
However, after leaving the European Club Association, and being threatened by all corners of football governing bodies, Chelsea could face a ban on signing overseas players.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warned clubs the breakaway clubs could be hit by a windfall tax and visa crackdown which would essentially ban the ‘big six’ from signing foreign players.
“We will put everything on the table to prevent this from happening,” said Dowden.