Chelsea latest: Draxler link, Lampard in Wonderland & more

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The Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations enforced by football's governing bodies are akin to 'cutting off an arm when you have a broken finger,' according to Chelsea's quotable chairman Bruce Buck.

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Should a club post losses that exceed £36m over the duration of three seasons, then expulsion from UEFA competitions is a likely punishment for any guilty clubs. While Chelsea are currently in line with the UEFA measures of not spending more than you earn, Buck remains against the position it has put clubs in and the effect it could have on lower league teams.

'It took us three or four years for us to realise we had to change our business model and be more frugal, more conservative and have a structure for the future,' Buck told the club's official website. 'That is what we are doing now. Hopefully for the long-term, we will be successful in breaking even or better. We will comply with UEFA’s form of Financial Fair Play, but we have to work at it.'

Fernando Torres, meanwhile, is desperate to prove he is worth his transfer fee at Chelsea, while Julian Draxler could be a Stamford Bridge target if he really does want to emulate the success his German team-mate Mesut Ozil is having at Arsenal.

And finally, Frank Lampard is the man. The sort of man you'd let babysit your children. If he was happy with £5 per hour and a lift home afterwards. In the link supplied, he narrates Alice in Wonderland.

image: © Ben Sutherland

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