Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer ban by FIFA for breaking rules to sign youth players from abroad will be heard on November 20 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
CAS announced the hearing date on Monday, with a verdict due before the January transfer window.
Chelsea served the first half of their one-year ban – imposed in February – on registering new players during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea was also judged to have broken rules prohibiting third-party influence on players. FIFA imposed a fine of £470,000.
their case to FIFA’s appeals committee in April.