‘Embarrassing’: Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly delivers ‘bizarre’ speech blasting marquee signing, as WHOLE squad put up on the market
Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly addressed the squad within the aftermath of their defeat to Brighton on Saturday, in a bid to lift morale forward of the Champions League this week.
However in accordance with the Telegraph (opens in new tab), one insider described the pep speak from the US proprietor – by which he described the Blues season as “embarrassing” – as backfiring, declaring, “the entire thing was bizarre”.
Issues went from dangerous to worse for the misfiring west Londoners on the weekend, as they let a 1-0 lead slip and Frank Lampard misplaced a 3rd match in a row. Boehly himself was blasted by Chelsea followers at Stamford Bridge – so took it upon himself to talk straight with the gamers after the defeat.
Boehly reportedly waited for Lampard to complete talking along with his squad – lots of whom have arrived in a near-£600 million splurge within the final 12 months – earlier than addressing the gamers alongside his fellow board members, Behdad Eghbali and Hansjorg Wyss.
“It’s understood that one senior participant, signed for a big charge prior to now 12 months, was singled out for heavy criticism,” the Guardian (opens in new tab) says. “That participant, whose identification is just not being disclosed, is believed to be disillusioned with the state of affairs and minimize a disgruntled determine in coaching earlier than Chelsea try and overturn a 2-0 deficit from the primary leg in opposition to Madrid.”
Captain Kepa Arrizabalaga, nonetheless, burdened that the incident was in step with Boehly’s behaviour.
“Todd involves the altering room in each sport,” the Spanish goalkeeper stated. “He had totally different chats with us after totally different video games. I’m not going to say what he stated. It’s regular when he got here.”
The Guardian provides that nearly each participant within the Chelsea squad is up on the market this summer season, following a disastrous season.
The Blues are eleventh within the desk.
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Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Julian Nagelsmann over the vacant managerial place. Luis Enrique was apparently “disillusioned” that the Blues appointed Frank Lampard, because the interim supervisor misplaced his third fixture in a row.
In the meantime, one video on social media has surfaced by which followers have mentioned the Blues showing to teach themselves.