Former Chelsea player Gary Johnson told Daily Mail he was sexually abused by then Chelsea’s chief scout Eddie Heath, who is now dead.
Johnson joined Chelsea as an 11-year-old in 1970 and claimed Heath sexually abused him from the age of 13.
Chelsea reportedly paid Johnson about £50,000 as ‘hush money’ in 2015 after the Johnson revealed the sexual abuse claim to Chelsea and the Premier League has now cleared Chelsea of breaking any rules.
A Premier League statement read: “After careful consideration, the board has determined that no Premier League rules were broken by the club not reporting this matter to them in 2014.
“The League has requested that Chelsea agrees to a full safeguarding audit from an independent safeguarding expert.
“The League has no reason to have any concerns about Chelsea’s current provisions in this area, but, given the seriousness of these historical allegations, feels that such a review is an appropriate course of action.
“The League has also requested that Chelsea provides them with details of the current review the club has asked an external law firm to undertake into historical abuse and how it handled Mr Johnson’s claim, and that a full copy of the review is provided to the Premier League and The FA upon its completion.
“Chelsea has agreed to these requests.”