- Todd Boehly's claim of Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne being products of Chelsea's academy has put him on the receiving end of banter from fans
- The Chelsea owner was waxing lyrical about the club's reputable academy but mentioned the two players who did not graduate from Cobham
- Salah and De Bruyne headline a long list of players who failed to make it at Chelsea only to go elsewhere and become big stars
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has come under sharp criticism after he made an unfactual claim about two former Chelsea stars.
Boehly has been on the receiving end of wrath from fans, particularly Chelsea fans after he sacked Thomas Tuchel as head coach last week. Tuchel was widely accepted by the Chelsea fanbase and his sacking came as a shock.
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The American billionaire has once again cast doubt on his suitability to lead Chelsea to the next level after claiming that Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne came from Chelsea's academy as Daily Mail reports.
We have one of the best academies in the world. If you look at what our academy has developed, our academy is Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne. More recently, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mason Mount, Trevoh Chalobah
Fans were quick to jump on the statement given that Salah and De Bruyne are not products of Chelsea's Cobham academy. Salah came through the ranks of Egyptian club Al Mokawloon before moving to Basel where Chelsea snapped him up. De Bruyne meanwhile is a product of Belgian club Genk.
Both players failed to impress at Chelsea and joined other clubs before returning to the Premier League where they became fully-accomplished stars.
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Salah- Al Mokawloon and Basel before Chelsea.
KDB- Genk/Gent before Chelsea.
What’s he on?
Who’s gonna tell him that we didn’t develop Mo or KDB?
Basel are the ones who made Salah not Chelsea and the same with De Bruyne
Boehly explains why he had to sack Thomas Tuchel
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has revealed interesting details about why they decided to sack Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel was relieved of his duties as Chelsea's head coach last week following a spate of poor results.
The German gaffer was sacked barely 15 months after leading the side to Champions League victory. Boehly adopted the ruthless nature of former owner Roman Abramovich by firing Tuchel at the first sight of a dip in form.