A Season of Struggles: Chelsea’s Final Game Without Todd Boehly
Chelsea’s co-owner, Todd Boehly, is expected to be absent from the club’s final game of the season against Newcastle. This comes as a result of a challenging season for the Blues, marked by a lack of cohesion both on and off the pitch. Currently sitting in 12th place, the highest they can hope to finish is 11th, while the possibility of slipping to 14th looms large.
Boehly, who also owns the LA Dodgers and LA Lakers, reportedly has business commitments in America that will prevent him from being at Stamford Bridge for the concluding game. This means he will miss the customary ‘lap of appreciation’ after the game, which, given the club’s performance this season, may feel more like a ‘walk of shame’.
This season has been particularly tough for Chelsea, with the club set to record its worst ever Premier League campaign in terms of points. The highest they can reach is 46, falling short of their previous worst tally of 51 points in the 1993-94 season.
The club’s struggles have been compounded by a series of managerial changes. The season started with Thomas Tuchel at the helm, followed by Graham Potter, and then Bruno Saltor in a brief interim role. Frank Lampard was then placed in caretaker charge until the end of the season. However, Lampard has managed to secure just one win in his ten games since returning to the club.
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