The chaos at Chelsea is getting bigger. Angry fans have taken a stab at Blues owner Todd Boehly after Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion.
According to consistent media reports, the 49-year-old American was mobbed by Chelsea supporters sitting directly above his box at Stamford Bridge. Boehly himself verbally defended himself.
Corresponding pictures, on which fans can be seen gesturing wildly downwards and Boehly waving his arms upwards, give an idea of the disputes.
The reason for the displeasure of the fans is obvious: Chelsea is only eleventh in the league, the end of the Champions League quarter-finals seems to be sealed after the 0-2 defeat in the first leg at Real Madrid.
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Boehly bought new staff in summer and winter like crazy. Coach Thomas Tuchel was replaced by Graham Potter in September last year. In turn, he had to pack his bags at the beginning of April.
Under interim coach Frank Lampard, they suffered three defeats in three games. Overall, the club from London has been waiting for a win for six games.
Like the English newspaper The Sun reported that after the loss to Brighton, Boehly and co-owner Behdad Eghbali went into the dressing room and spent an hour pleading with the side.
Chelsea: Boehly is experiencing ‘an absolute nightmare’
“I’m completely disappointed. We lacked all the basic elements of football – fighting and running -” said the exhausted Lampard, who will have to vacate his post in the summer. Julian Nagelsmann, who has been released from FC Bayern, and Mauricio Pochettino, who was on the coaching bench at Paris Saint-Germain until last summer, are now said to be favorites to succeed him.
“Whether it’s Nagelsmann, Pochettino or whoever,” longtime England international Gary Neville told the newspaper The Overlap about Boehly: “The guy is having an absolute nightmare. It’s not going well at all.”