Chelsea does not want to enter the newly formed Super League, the BBC and The Times report Tuesday evening. The Londoners were one of the twelve founding fathers, but now they officially want to withdraw.
Earlier in the day, the news came across that Chelsea and Manchester City would doubt the project. Both clubs would be shocked by all the furious reactions among football followers. Also the behaviour of Manchester United and Liverpool has caused irritation to Chelsea and Manchester City, it sounds. Now Chelsea seems to be on the way back: The Times speaks of ‘the beginning of the end’.
EXCLUSIVE Chelsea now preparing documentation to request withdrawing from the ESL https://t.co/Us6bLdfUvE
— Dan Roan (@danroan) April 20, 2021
Just to add confirmation: Chelsea are withdrawing from the Super League. The beginning of the end https://t.co/ilZM3ZdYh4
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) April 20, 2021
In the course of Tuesday evening, even more news came from England. By now Manchester City would also have drawn its conclusions, reports among others The Telegraph. If both clubs do, there are ten of the twelve founding fathers left. According to the late Sunday evening published Super League statement, the newly formed competition should consist of twenty clubs.
Manchester City pulling out of Super League. City have told organisers they no longer want to be part of the £4.6billion scheme. Full details coming @SunSport @TheSunFootball @TheSun
— Martin Lipton (@MartinLipton) April 20, 2021