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Chelsea preparing to withdraw from European Super League


Chelsea fans have been protesting the clubs move (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea have taken the first steps to withdrawing from the European Super League.

The Blues were among the 12 clubs to confirm their plans to join the breakaway league on Sunday, sparking widespread outrage across the football world.

Ahead of their fixture with Brighton on Tuesday evening, hundreds of Chelsea fans swarmed on Stamford Bridge to protest the move – with club legend and serving technical director Petr Cech emerging from the stadium to plead for time.

BBC Sport now understands that Chelsea are preparing documentation to request officially withdrawing from the European Super League.

The Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have all agreed to form a new breakaway competition to rival the Champions League with none of the founding members able to be relegated.

The Super League plans have been almost universally condemned by clubs outside of the 12, with governing bodies, pundits, supporters and now players uniting to try and halt the controversial move.

Former Chelsea skipper and club legend John Terry has also joined the campaign, writing on social media on Tuesday afternoon: ‘What has happened to our beautiful game…’

More to follow


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