The English Football League's revamping of the EFL Trophy has been given a timely boost as PA Sport reported Chelsea are set to change their mind.
The Football League will keep its rejuvenation of the EFL Trophy on track by inviting other sides to fill the void left by those who reject the offer.
A number of Premier League clubs have decided to opt out of entering their academy sides into the revamped English Football League Trophy.
English Football League chiefs believe inviting Premier League clubs to take part in a revamped EFL Trophy next season will "rejuvenate" the contest.
Football fans have reacted angrily to a plan to allow Premier League clubs to field under-23 teams with up to four overage players in the EFL Trophy.
Premier League academy teams will be allowed to play in the EFL Trophy next season after radical plans to revamp the competition were approved.