ESL: Chelsea’s official statement, and what is expected to happen today

You will be waking up to some pretty major news in the footballing world today.

Chelsea have announced that they will be joining a number of other elite European clubs in forming a breakaway European Super League (ESL).

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The club delivered the news at midnight via an official statement on the club website.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined the league as Founding Clubs.

The statement confirms intentions for clubs to continue playing in their domestic leagues as usual, but for them, this will replace the Champions League etc, being playing on Wednesday evenings throughout the season.

Domestic leagues have already disapproved the ESL, and UEFA will hold an executive meeting today and vow to take legal action.

FIFA have also confirmed their official ‘disapproval’ on the idea.


3 thoughts on “ESL: Chelsea’s official statement, and what is expected to happen today

  1. It’s soo sad for me as a Chelsea fan seeing my club quiting the uefa champions League and other domestic league…….please Roman do something on that issue

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