Roman Abramovich listened to the fans and stakeholders over Super League withdrawal.
The Blues were joined by five other English clubs forming the ‘Big 6’ to signal their intent to pull out from the Super League.
Chelsea were the first Premier League to pull away before the other five teams followed.
Abramovich is concerned that the Super League backlash might hurt his legacy and reputation among the fans.
The club’s statement read: “As reported earlier this evening, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that it has begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group developing plans for a European Super League.
“Having joined the group late last week, we have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the club, our supporters or the wider football community.”
A spokesperson for the Chelsea owner told The Telegraph: “Having spoken extensively to fans and stakeholders, we have always worked with the community and we’re not going to do anything that goes against them. We listened and we heard.”
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