Todd Boehly entered the Blues’ dressing room again after the 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League second-leg clash on Tuesday, April 18.
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly initially slammed the club’s underperforming squad that their form is “embarrassing” during a dressing room pep talk after they lost 2-1 against Brighton.
Chelsea owners were expecting much more from the squad when they invested £600 million ($745m) to bring new blood across the last two transfer windows.
But their performances keep deteriorating day in and day out as the West Londoners once again tasted another 2-0 defeat in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid won 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu last week Wednesday and smashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with another 2-0 victory to settle the quarterfinal tie 4-0 on aggregate.
A brace from Rodrygo sent the current Champions League title holder through to yet another European Cup semi-final.
Meanwhile, Todd Boehly, who had already sacked managers Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter this season, in the quest to rejuvenate Chelsea continues to fume.
After the final whistle, Boehly was spotted strolling across the Stamford Bridge turf a couple of minutes after the club’s director Behdad Eghbali headed inside.
But unlike last weekend when Boehly spent an hour with the players declaring their performances as “embarrassing”, the Blues chairman didn’t stay long in the changing room as he reportedly left around ten minutes later with Eghbali.
What Chelsea need to do to get back to form
It’s very glaring that Chelsea are still ravaged by their repeated mistakes which have cost them more damages than they bargained for.
Bringing back an “infant manager” who almost ruined one of Europe’s top clubs in his first appointment as an interim coach is a complete misstep.
Ever since Lampard returned as an interim coach, the Blues have lost four games under his watch, making him the first Chelsea manager in history to lose his first four matches after his appointment.
The Interim Blues boss, Frank Lampard saw his awful team selection gamble backfire having left some players who have Champions League experience on the bench.
With the awareness of trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Lampard dropped one of Chelsea’s legendary defenders C. Azpilicueta, who could have assisted T. Silva and co. in solidifying the Blues’ defense.
In addition to his horrible team selection, he kept Mason Mount and £257.5 million of talent on the bench including forwards Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, and Joao Felix.
The four players later came on after 67 minutes but their dreams were busted by two second-half Rodrygo goals for Los Blancos.
What Chelsea need to do now is to appoint a disciplined and intelligent tactician who will put the players in their best positions, fire up their morale and erupt discipline into the team.
Didier Drogba Lament Chelsea’s plight
Chelsea are currently in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
They have suffered 12 defeats in the English top-flight this season while collecting only 10 victories with just 17 goals.
Meanwhile, one of Chelsea’s legends Didier Drogba, like many of the Stamford Bridge faithfuls, couldn’t keep mute as he’s left perplexed by just how far the Blues have fallen in the last year.
The former Blues forward said: “I knew this club with a certain class but today I find it lacking.
“They should go back to the principles and values they had. I don’t recognize my club anymore.”
What’s next for the Blues?
The former Blues midfielder and now interim manager will bid to pick up his first victory when Chelsea hosts Brentford next week Wednesday, April 26.
The match will take place at Stamford Bridge with Kickoff scheduled for 7:45 pm
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