The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have confirmed that Chelsea will have a hearing on 20 November to appeal their two-window transfer ban.
FIFA hit the Blues with the sanction last spring after they were found to have breached 150 rules in relations to the signing of young players, but there were hopes that they may be able to have the ban lifted in January with a successful appeal.
As noted by the Evening Standard, Chelsea hope to convince CAS that they deserve the chance to simply accept a fine, just like the one which was handed down to Manchester City during the summer for similar infractions.
FIFA implemented a new rule in July to allow teams to accept the fine but Chelsea were punished in March and did not get the chance.
As a result, they were given the two-window ban, of which they have already served the first half. Frank Lampard was banned from signing any new players, with only Mateo Kovačić