Carabao Cup Final: Pochettino Appears to Snub Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly After Liverpool Loss

Carabao Cup Final: Pochettino Appears to Snub Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly After Liverpool Loss

Martin Moses
updated at February 26, 2024 at 4:06 AM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino's actions toward Chelsea owner Todd Boehly have gotten fans talking
  • The American billionaire was at Wembley as his side lost the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool
  • Chelsea conceded a late header from Virgil Van Dijk to lose their sixth final at Wembley Stadium

Mauricio Pochettino failed in his pursuit to win a first trophy on English soil after Liverpool beat his Chelsea side in the Carabao Cup final on February 25.

Liverpool needed a 118th-minute header from Virgil Van Dijk to get the better of Chelsea for the second time in a month and bag the first silverware of the season.

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Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected after losing the Carabao Cup final on February 25. Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC.
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It was a game depicted by fine margins, with Liverpool academy kids giving a good account of themselves after injuries to main players left Jurgen Klopp thin on options.

Chelsea arguably had the best chances of the game with Conor Gallagher, Cole Palmer, and Enzo Fernandez particularly guilty of missing high-profile chances.

What Pochettino did to Chelsea owner

After the final whistle, fans spotted a moment which could be a signal of bad blood between Pochettino and Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly. As the West London side went up the rails to receive the runners-up medals, Pochettino seemingly snubbed Boehly and went straight for the other co-owner, Behdad Eghbali.

Video footage, however, shows that the Argentine manager might have held Boehly with his left arm, though he did not make eye contact with the American owner.

@Weigo said:

"Bro will be leaving this season."

@CFC_snipa said:

"Something definitely cooking behind the scenes."

@aayu said:

"Probably been told he's getting sacked."

The loss meant the new owners who took over in 2022 remained trophyless despite pumping more than a billion euros in transfer fees. Chelsea's chances of playing European football have also taken a massive hit. The FA Cup is their only remaining chance at silverware this season.

All Carabao Cup final VAR decisions

Sports Brief has also reported on all the VAR decisions of the Carabao Cup final. Virgil Van Dijk's first goal in the 60th minute was ruled out for offside by Wataru Endo.

Moises Caicedo was also lucky not to get a red card after stamping on Ryan Gravenberch in the first half.

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