Todd Boehly: Chelsea Owner Involved Exchanged Words With Fans After Brighton’s Loss

Todd Boehly: Chelsea Owner Involved Exchanged Words With Fans After Brighton’s Loss

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 16, 2023 at 5:23 PM
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  • Chelsea lose their third straight Premier League game and two under Frank Lampard
  • It was also the third straight loss to open the era of Lampard's reign as caretaker manager
  • Fans vented their frustration at co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly who was in attendance for the game

Chelsea fans were utterly displeased by their team's performance in the 2-1 home loss to Brighton, and they made it clear towards co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly.

It was the third straight loss for caretaker manager Frank Lampard, who replaced the sacked Graham Potter until the end of the season while the search for a new manager continues.

Blues started on the front foot and took the lead through Conor Gallagher after the English midfielder received a short pass from January signing Mykhailo Mudryk, who was bright in the 90 minutes today.

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Todd Boehly confronted by Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Alex Davidson.
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Usual nemesis Danny Welbeck equalised for the Seagulls before halftime. Brighton took the lead in the second half via a screamer from Ecuadorian youngster Julio Enciso.

Fans confront Todd Boehly

According to Sky Sports, the American billionaire led a consortium backed by Clearlake Capital to acquire the club for £4.25bn last year, and fans have been left impressed by their stewardship.

As spotted by Twitter user @CFCPys, some fans who sat directly above the directors' box at Stamford Bridge exchanged words with the LA Dodgers owner in what looked like an unfriendly affair.

According to ESPN, the club spent £323m on signings in January but are closer to the relegation spot than they are to the top four, despite having had four managers, both permanent and caretaker, this season.

The decision to sack Thomas Tuchel for Graham Potter, the delay in sacking Potter and hiring Lampard as caretaker when former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was literally begging for the job accumulated anger in the fans.

Mudryk and Chilwell argue over positioning

Sports Brief earlier reported that left-back and left-winger Chilwell and Mudryk argued during the match over their position.

This exemplifies a lack of cohesion in the team that has had three different managers work within four months and begs for a competent manager to lead the team.

The Ukrainian winger had problems with Spanish full-back Marc Cucurella who always opted for a back pass instead of playing it forward.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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