Chelsea Set To Withdraw From European Super League...48 Hours After Joining

 Chelsea are preparing to withdraw from the European Super League less than 48 hours after joining the breakaway competition, a source has confirmed to CBS Sports.

Less than 48 hours after they and 11 other clubs announced that they were joining the midweek competition, the Blues have set in motion their withdrawal from the setup in what is a hammer blow to the plans of some of Europe's biggest sides.

Stamford Bridge was engulfed with protests ahead of the Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion, and while sources at the club indicated that the events in West London should not be viewed as the sole reason behind Chelsea's remarkable exit from the Super League, it is impossible to view this as anything other than a sign that the outcry from across the footballing community has prompted a change of heart. 

Chelsea are one of six Premier League clubs that make up the breakaway competition along with Arsenal, Liverpool Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. 

It had been reported earlier in the day that both Chelsea and Manchester City had doubts over their participation in the competition with manager Pep Guardiola saying in a press conference that "it is not a sport when it doesn't matter where you lose" in response to plans that would see 15 founder clubs of the league handed immunity from relegation.

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