(Video): Here is how Chelsea keep signing high price players beating the financial fair play rule

(Video): Here is how Chelsea keep signing high price players beating the financial fair play rule

Chelsea’s signings in January have raised eyebrows – not least because they’re giving them all 7 or 8 year contracts.

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There’s a reason for that though, as TalkSport asked former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan to explain. It’s all to do with amortisation and spreading the cost of the players over a longer period. Of course it’s a gamble on them being good – but it’s a gamble for the player too.

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Anyway, Jordan explains it better than we can in the video. We wonder if this is a tactic that will catch on across the league?

You can see him in the clip embedded here:

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