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Chelsea Supporters’ Trust demand openness as Todd Boehly faces ‘irreversible toxicity’ threat

Chelsea Supporters' Trust demand openness as Todd Boehly face "irreversible toxicity" threat

Chelsea are struggling to contain a rapidly growing rift between the new ownership and the club’s loyal fanbase. 

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) has launched a scathing attack on the club’s leadership, led by chief executive Chris Jurasek and co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.

CST published a lengthy letter detailing a list of grievances, including ineffective communication channels with the fans, broken promises on pricing and a growing sense of disconnect between the club and its supporters. 

They have warned that the discontent could boil over into ‘irreversible toxicity’ towards the club owners.

Jurasek responded to CST’s letter, emphasising the club’s shared goal of increasing revenue to remain competitive in various competitions. 

While he pledged to enhance communication with supporters, his response fell short of addressing the core issue raised by CST and was deemed insufficient by the Trust chairman, Mark Meehan.

Meehan emphasised the ‘critically low mood’ among fans, fuelled by a combination of factors which have contributed to a volatile atmosphere around Stamford Bridge.

CST warns that frustrations could escalate into more vocal protests and targeted chanting at matches, particularly fixtures broadcast on live television, adding more pressure to a club already struggling on the pitch.


Mauricio Pochettino’s side went into the international break languishing in the bottom half of the table, although they have a game in hand on the teams above them.

There have been some positives to cling to in what has been yet another horrific campaign, with under-fire Pochettino leading his youthful team to the League Cup final.

They suffered a gut-wrenching defeat to Liverpool but will head to Wembley Stadium again for an FA Cup semi-final date with holders Manchester City on April 20.

The FA Cup remains Chelsea’s most viable route to clinching European qualification this season.

Anything other than that could attract more ire from the already agitated supporters towards the manager and club directors.

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