Todd Boehly believes Chelsea fans’ anger is ‘good news’ as he insists club vision will not change

Todd Boehly has called for Chelsea’s £1billion squad to be given ‘time’ and ‘let the process develop’.

The Blues’ owners were recently criticized again, with the Supporters Trust saying the club had become a “laughing stock” in a letter to owners Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.


Boehly is not a popular man at Chelsea right nowCredit: Rex

Meanwhile, Strasbourg fans, whose club is also managed by BlueCo, staged a furious protest this weekend to express their dissatisfaction with their hierarchy.

Today, Boehly opened up about his growing frustrations in an interview published less than 48 hours after Chelsea’s disappointing 2-2 draw with ten-man Burnley.

Speaking to Forbes, the American said: “We just have to let the process develop and give them time to go from being incredible individual players with great skills to blending into a team.

“The good news is that people care so much. And the bad news is that people care so much. This leads to times where they are frustrated with the team and the owners. I understand, but we just have to continue to stay the course.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are expected to once again finish mid-table, with the Blues currently sitting in 11th place, eight points off the European places.

That represents an improvement of just one place in the Premier League table from last season’s 12th place – Boehly and co’s first season at the helm and also the club’s worst finish in 29 years.

However, despite this, Boehly appeared to suggest that he and the rest of the Chelsea hierarchy would not be changing anytime soon.

Then addressing the appeal of American businessmen to invest in the Premier League, he said: “The Premier League is broadcast in virtually every country in the world. I think North Korea and Russia are the only ones that do not broadcast it.

Chelsea losing a lead against Burnley is the latest frustration Blues fans have endured


Chelsea losing a lead against Burnley is the latest frustration Blues fans have enduredCredit: Getty

“It’s in a unique position on the clock in the United States because on Saturday mornings there’s not a lot of competition.”

Chelsea are expected to replace Boehly in 2027, under an agreement with Clearlake Capital that means the presidency can pass every five years.

Simon Jordan speaks to the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust for a letter to club owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali on how the club is run

This means he can technically return to resume his position in 2032.

The Blues face Manchester United exclusively live on talkSPORT2 this Thursday.


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