As the 12pm deadline for Gonzalo Higuain to be ready for the match against Arsenal has now passed, Higuain’s chance to make his Chelsea debut now is pushed to Thursday in the 2nd Leg of the Carabao Cup Against Tottenham.
For that deal to be completed he would need to be registered by Wednesday 12pm.
The EFL states that players registered and eligible to compete in league matches may compete in the Carabao Cup as long as they are registered by midday the day before the game.
43.8—Subject to Regulations a Player will only be eligible to play in a match organised by The League if the appropriate forms for his registration or the transfer of his registration are received and found to be in order by 12.00 noon on the day prior to the date of such match.
Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) is run by the EFL so the match is organised via them, meaning we have until Wednesday.
Full Link of EFL Regulations. 43.8 is the registration for evidence- https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl-rules–regulations/section-6—players/
Sky Sports have now said a deal has been agreed and Higuain is waiting for the call for his medical for final completion. But if worst comes to worst Higuain will be available for selection in the FA Cup 4th Round Tie Against Sheffield Wednesday.
Contributed by @CFCdaily