Senior Chelsea players are understood to be relieved by the club’s decision to withdraw from the European Super League.
Owner Roman Abramovich and the board quickly decided to cut ties with the short-lived breakaway project – and the players are pleased by the outcome.
Chelsea’s players and coaches will now hope to focus fully on what could prove a dramatic end to their season, starting with Saturday’s pivotal Premier League trip to West Ham.
Chelsea owner Abramovich led the Blues’ withdrawal from the Super League on Tuesday night, having listened to the depth of feeling from club supporters in opposing the radical plans.
Dan Silver of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust says fans have lost confidence in chairman Bruce Buck and CEO Guy Laurence
Abramovich has always insisted his ownership of Chelsea was never about profit or simply money.
Chelsea are understood to have been among the last clubs to get on board with the Super League plans in the first place.
Blues bosses felt little option but to sign up, as much so as not to be left behind, as to gain full understanding of the plans being progressed across the continent.
Widespread fury across the political and sporting landscape in England, coupled with Chelsea fan protests, tipped the balance as the Blues pulled the plug on their Super League status on Tuesday.
Chelsea fans protested against the proposed Super League outside the ground on Tuesday night
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