Chelsea is among the 12 founding clubs of the Super League and the Blues’ involvement in the project could see them banned. This has led Chelsea supporters to have strongly condemned the idea.
Chelsea’s Involvement In Super League
The European Super League idea was mooted at the tail end of 2020. At that time not much was known about the competition and what clubs were pushing for it.
Just last week, the covers were blown open and the Blues’ involvement in the acrimonious idea was confirmed.
Although Chelsea does not have a high-ranking member on the board, unlike Real Madrid, whose president Florentino Perez is expected to hold the chairman’s role, while Liverpool’s John W. Henry, Joel Glazer, and Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke join as vice-chairmen.
What The Super League Could Look Like
- The Super League will be a 20-team league competition which will have 15 top clubs as ‘permanent members’ while the other five teams vary each season.
- The 15 clubs will call all the shots and get a share worth €3.5Bn – the top six teams will each get approximately €350mn.
- The competition will divide the 20 teams into two groups and the top four from each group will play a quarter-final stage and proceed further.
- Each of the group and knock-out games will be played midweek, causing a hindrance to fixtures in other competitions and even domestic leagues.
- This proposal aims to generate an annual sum of a staggering €4 billion from broadcasters alone, according to Beeb.
What Does This Project Means For Chelsea
Chelsea stand the risk of a lengthy ban if they continue their involvement in the Super League.
UEFA, the FA, Premier League, La Liga, and others have sternly threatened to ban all the clubs who participate in the European Super League.
Meanwhile, the clubs in the Premier League pushing for the Super League are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur.