Carlos Tevez’s goals won’t count in the Chinese Super League if new rule is introduced

The captures of Axel Witzel and Oscar for the Chinese (not so) Super League signalled the start of something: people actually taking note of what an earth is going on over there.

Acquiring the likes of Carlos Tevez, a player in his final years, and laughable footballers such as Papiss Cisse and Gervinho, was never going to catch our attention, too much. However, signing of footballers in their peak years, players who make Chelsea’s matchday 18, players who turn down Serie A title holders, Juventus, does more than raise your eyebrows Carlo Ancelotti style.

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Despite the (kind of) newfound – for want of a better word – ‘respect’ for the Chinese Super League, the Chinese FA are looking to undo all that in one truly stupid and unprecedented move.

If a season is drawn come the end of a campaign that isn’t much better than Sunday League football, the winner of the title will be decided by how many Chinese goalscorers each team has.

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But considering the CSL is seemingly only keen on signing high profile non-Chinese forward players, it won’t take too many goals from the locals to nab you that title – just two players in the top 15 goalscorers in the CSL, this season, are born in China (in comparison, there are six Englishman in the top 15 Premier League scorers).

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