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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly sends message to ‘demanding’ Blues fans following disastrous first season

His side could still mathematically be relegated

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has promised Blues fans that the new owners are ‘going to figure it out’ after a disastrous first season in charge of the club.

Arriving last May to replace the suspended Roman Abramovich in a deal worth £4.4 billion, the American businessman has overseen a period of massive instability in west London up and down the club.

This season alone has seen three different managers take to the dugout in an attempt to find a way to get a squad bolstered by 18 new additions at a cost of over £500m to produce anything of note on the football pitch.

It has resulted in fractured training sessions across a 30+ man squad, while several of those who arrived on long term deals are already questioning just why they made the switch to Stamford Bridge, and defender Thiago Silva has warned that their current solution is not viable for next season.

On the pitch, things have somehow been worse. As it stands, Chelsea sit 12th in the Premier League, with just 39 points to their name, and have lost all six of their games under interim boss Frank Lampard.

Defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend, a likely outcome given the form of the two sides, could see them end the weekend in 14th place, and needing to win against both Manchester United and City, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest in order to be spared their worst ever Premier League finish.

“The fans are demanding and they want to win. And we get that. We want to win. I think our view, though, is that this is a long-term project. And we’re committed to the long term and we very much believe that we’re going to figure it out…

“You have to build a team and your coach is a conductor. I think there’s a lot that we’ve learned about the different markets, the global aspect of it all…”

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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