LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Chelsea has opted to cancel its season-ending awards ceremony following a terrible season that will see them place in the bottom half of the standings.
The Blues are expected to finish their most recent Premier League season outside of the top 10 with their lowest-ever divisional point tally.
Even if they win their final two games, they are now in 12th position with 43 points and will not be able to meet the 50-point threshold.
The London club hasn’t been in the bottom half since the 1995–96 campaign, when Glenn Hoddle was their manager, and they took 11th place with 50 points.
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Evening Standard reports that due to the shortcomings of the men’s squad, club authorities have determined that holding an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the season would be “inappropriate.”
The season’s best male player, academy player, and goal of the year will all be honored before the Blues’ last home game against Newcastle on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has been unable to host the awards ceremony live since 2019, prior to fines against former owner Roman Abramovich and the subsequent change in control, Covid-19 caused disruption for the next two years, forcing the team to cancel the awards ceremony last season.
Thiago Silva’s solid play at the back is predicted to win him the Player of the Year award, as chosen by the audience.
With a victory over Reading on Saturday, the Chelsea women’s team will win the WSL after a remarkable season.
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After defeating Manchester United in the championship game, they also won the FA Cup earlier in May.
Meanwhile, on Thursday at Old Trafford, Chelsea’s male squad will play its next Premier League match against Manchester United.