According to "Direct TV" Chelsea FC has been chosen because:
- Messi wishes to try other Leagues, the Premier is very attractive,
- Chelsea FC is a big powerful Club on the World Soccer stage,
- Messi is now studying English, plus he wishes his son Thiago to master it,
- Messi is not happy with Barça Directives, his Spanish Tax Office "problem" & the continuous local media & public criticisms,
- One of his dearest Friends, Cesc Fabregas is at Chelsea FC,
- Adidas who dresses Messi, would help in the transfer operation as they also dress Chelsea FC.