Football Soccer Britain - Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 11/12/16 General view before the match Action Images via Reuters / Clodagh Kilcoyne Livepic
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English Premier League giants Chelsea could face a multi-million pound law suit for damages over sex abuse perpetrated by a former scout decades ago the Mail Sunday reported.The newspaper claims the number of former players to have come forward, alleging abuse by the late Eddie Heath, has doubled to six in just a week with the majority being from his time at Chelsea.Chelsea's present owner Roman Abramovich – who bought the club years after the alleged crimes were carried out – sanctioned a £50,000 payout ($63,850, 59,230 euros) to one of the players Gary Johnson in 2015 provided he didn't go public about it.Chelsea are just one of 98 clubs from all levels the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has said have been 'impacted' by the scandal with around 350 victims and 83 people identified as potential suspects.
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