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The opposition to FIFA's proposed quota on foreign players continues to grow, with Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon slamming the idea as “artificialâ€.

Sepp Blatter remains intent on implementing his plan to limit teams to fielding a maximum five imports in any starting XI, but his dreams are a long way from coming to fruition.

The outlandish scheme has met with staunch and widespread criticism, most notably from the European Union, who declared that the motion contravenes the laws regarding players' working rights.

Many view the FIFA president's plans as a thinly veiled attempt to curb the influence of England's immovable superpowers, as the Premier League has been overrun by foreign talent in recent years.

And Kenyon believes the quota system would only prove detrimental, insisting it would only force the big boys to sink into the pack when the onus should instead be on the mid-table teams to strive for new heights.

“There is no appetite for the idea — it won't solve anything,†he said in The Sun. “We shouldn't dumb down and use artificial ways to get an even platform.

“It is up to other teams in England to be knocking on our door, teams like Tottenham, Newcastle, Villa and Everton.

“It should be more about them getting their houses in order rather than us coming down to their level."
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