The MASSIVE cost of Chelsea missing out on Champions League football next season: From losing out on Jude Bellingham to breaching Financial Fair Play rules
Chelsea enter their Champions League last-16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund with their season fraying at the seams.
A turgid run of form since the World Cup has seemingly condemned them to mid-table obscurity in the Premier League, they were eliminated early from both domestic cup competitions and they are staring down the barrel at the possibility of no European football next season for the first time since 2016-17.
To keep their slender Champions League hopes alive, they need to turn around a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. Chelsea weren't horrendous at Signal Iduna Park, especially by recent standards, but they still fell to defeat thanks to a spectacular goal by Karim Adeyemi.
The return leg at Stamford Bridge is massive, but even if they do get over the line, it would take a miracle greater than their unbelievable 2011-12 Champions League final triumph to ensure they are eating at European football's top table next term.
Should the expected come to pass and Chelsea do miss out on qualification, just how disastrous would it be for their development under Todd Boehly?
GOAL has taken a look at all of the implications below...