Roman Abramovich 'Deeply Regrets' Joining ESL
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Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich and the club’s board took responsibility for taking up the wrong decision regarding ESL.

“The owner and board understand that involving the club in such a proposal was a decision we should not have taken,” the club said. “It is a decision we deeply regret.”

Chelsea were one of the six Premier League clubs to join the Super League. They were also the first ones to withdraw their participation following heavy pushback from the fans. The Blues claimed to have realised how their involvement in this new format would have hurt their reputation.

“We have taken time since withdrawing from the ESL to speak directly the various supporter groups and listen to their views and concerns,” the Blues added.

“Our ambition with Chelsea has always been to make it the best club in the world, both on the pitch and in how we work with, and give back to the community off it.”

Now, Chelsea have to fight their way up to a top-four spot with no guarantee of European football. There will obviously still be further repercussions for their actions. Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez claims that none of the clubs have completely pulled out of the Super League yet and can be fined heavily for their departure.

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