Decision on exit Chelsea from among the participants of the Super League was personally taken by the owner of the London club Roman Abramovich, writes The Telegraph journalist Matt Lowe.
According to the source, Abramovich decided that the club could no longer continue to push for a tournament.
The Blues' owner held a meeting with members of the club's board and authorized the preparation of documents for Chelsea's withdrawal from the Super League.
Earlier, fans of Londoners staged a protest at the Stamford Bridge stadium. To fanswent out Chelsea technical advisor Petr Cech.
Chelsea are one of the 12 founding clubs of the Super League, announced just two days ago.
What did we learn about the Super League on Monday? Bayern and Borussia will not be there, the players and coaches were not told anything
Disneyfication of football. Where did the Super League come from?
Fans are fighting against the Super League: they come out with banners, demand to expel the greedy owners, and someone cuts the season tickets
UEFA and top clubs need each other too much. Even if the Super League is inevitable, the current plan is too crude