Chelsea have endured a miserable season, with the club struggling to live up to expectations after spending extravagantly over the past year
The man who has come under utmost scrutiny is Toddy Boehly, whose ownership has been called into question.
The American billionaire splurged over £600 million on new signings in the last two transfer windows, but that hasn’t reflected in the performances on the field.
Boehly’s managerial decisions have left a lot to be desired. The Blues have had four managers this season, and the recent appointment of Frank Lampard hasn’t gone down well with the fans.
The decision to replace Graham Potter with Lampard on a makeshift basis was seen as a step backwards when the team was competing in the Champions League.
The former Everton manager has lost four games he has managed in his second stint at Stamford Bridge.
More troubles could follow as the Blues have placed several players on the chopping block to trim their wage bill to align with Financial Fair Play regulations.
According to the Daily Mail, several first-team stars are considering their futures owing to discontent with Boehly.
The players signed under Bohley’s leadership and those who penned new contracts will see their wages reduced by 30% from next season in the absence of Champions League football.
It is part of an incentivised pay structure where the players will receive significant bonuses based on their participation in the Champions League.
With the UCL out of reach for the Blues next season, several players will likely miss out on pocketing large sums of money.
Another incident which caused unrest with Boehly was during Mykhailo Mudryk’s unveiling.
The Ukrainian winger was announced as the new signing on the Premier League matchday against Crystal Palace.
Boehly welcomed Mudryk and his entourage into the dressing room before kick-off, much to the astonishment of Chelsea players.
The dressing room has been viewed as a private place for the players on matchdays, and they feel that Boehly has broken the code.
Chelsea are undoubtedly in deep crisis, and the new manager faces an uphill task of steadying the ship.
Julian Nagelsmann is said to be the front-runner to land the permanent role in the summer after the Blues snubbed Luis Enrique.
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