The London based club is set to take on Brighton in the Premier League later this evening
For the clubs involved in the inception of the Super League, it is getting increasingly difficult to justify their stance. Whilst all the twelve sides set to play in the new competition have stricken to their stand of going ahead with the league, ever growing backlash against the concept has left them in a pickle.
After widespread protests marred yesterday’s matchup between Liverpool and Leeds United, Chelsea and Brighton’s impending showdown on Tuesday received the same treatment. Reaching the land of the Stamford Bridge three hours prior to the upcoming affair, supporters of Chelsea spared no expense in making their feeling felt.
Chelsea’s Tie Engulfed By Protests
Scores of supporters were seen up in arms against Chelsea’s decision to be a part of the Super League. Laden with banners and posters smearing the Super League, the London club’s ardent supporters vociferously lambasted the club’s ownership for trying to tarnish the reputation of the sport.
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Visuals captures from outside the club’s stadiums showed people boisterously voicing their angst against the development of the European Super League. Chelsea are one of the six Premier League clubs set to join the Super League alongside Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.
The founding members of the Super League have meanwhile stuck with their stand. The league had earlier said the competition was given birth to with the idea of increasing the quality of football.
“The formation of the Super League comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability in the existing European football economic model,” a statement released had said.
“Further, for a number of years, the Founding Clubs have had the objective of improving the quality and intensity of existing European competitions throughout each season, and of creating a format for top clubs and players to compete on a regular basis.”
Chelsea will be facing off with Brighton later on Tuesday as the club strives to keep alive its chances of challenging for the top 4.