Good morning Chelsea fans
Ian Wright says it’s unfair that Conor Gallagher can’t play for Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and admitted he would have been “devastated” if that ever happened to him during his playing days.
The pundit said on his Wrighty’s House podcast: “If you let a player go early in the season then yes, he’s your player.
“For Conor Gallagher to go to the Palace and take them to the levels. It’s one of the main reasons they do what they do.
“He helped them reach a semi-final at Wembley, which is something we all dream of as professionals and he can’t play because his parents’ club are there. There’s something unfair about that. I would be devastated if I were in his place.”
Meanwhile, Man City are watching the progress of English newcomer Tyrick Mitchell.
City are on the lookout for a new left-back and are following the youngster’s progress, as are Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham.
Elsewhere, potential new Chelsea owner Nick Candy is reportedly receiving support from AC Milan’s American owners.
Sky News claims Candy has now added American hedge fund group Elliot Management to his team.
The New York-based investor, a £39 billion world leader in financial and executive activism, owns Serie A leaders AC Milan.
The controversial bid by another Blues bidder, Tom Ricketts, to buy Chelsea has surprising backing – from a leading US Muslim.
The Chicago Cubs baseball outfit owner has made a formal bid for Roman Abramovich’s Blues.
But the political ramifications of his father’s views on race haunt the campaign.
The Ricketts’ Christian father, Joe, claimed Muslims were “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 shockingly, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago has come out in support of the Ricketts camp.
Finally, Chelsea can again sell tickets after their special license was changed by the UK government.
The Blues had been banned from flogging tickets to fans since Roman Abramovich froze his assets earlier this month.
This meant that only 600 away season ticket holders were able to attend their FA Cup clash in Middlesbrough last weekend.
But that situation has now been rectified – meaning the Blues won’t have to play their Champions League quarter-final home game against Real Madrid behind closed doors.
They can now also have Chelsea fans for the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at Wembley – as well as for their remaining Premier League games.
Money from ticket sales goes straight to the Premier League, which decides where the proceeds go.
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