One of the big surprises this season was the bad results for Chelsea, a club that invested a lot of money in its squad and still did not have outstanding performances. We tell you the reality of the London team.
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Chelsea is one of the great soccer teams in England, if you remember their ostentatious record and the number of wins they had in past seasons. However, since the departure of Russian magnate Román Abramóvich, the club has been in the doldrums due to the bad decisions made by its new managers.
The arrival of businessman Todd Boehly generated an atmosphere of change in the English institution. His constant investments and the hiring of countless new players created an atmosphere of illusion in all the fans of the London team. Despite this, the constant dismissal of their coaches and the little planning of the sports project currently have Chelsea a few points away from entering the relegation zone.
The Departure of Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel is one of the most important coaches in the history of Chelsea, as the German strategist had the chance to win the second Champions League for this institution, surprisingly defeating Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Regardless of this valuable title, the club's directives decided to fire him unexpectedly, thus cutting off a sports project that had been under construction for several months.
In his place, Todd Boehly hired the English coach Graham Potter, a strategist who had been revolutionizing football in England with his way of playing with Brighton. Since his arrival, the 47-year-old coach showed that he did not have enough experience to take charge of such a large football project, so that over the months the results did not come to be as expected.
At the gates of one of the most crucial matches of the season, the club's owner once again made a controversial decision. With just a few hours to go before the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid, Boehly fired Potter, leaving his players adrift, thus completing one of the most embarrassing eliminations in the history of this club.
By sacking his second manager in less than seven months, Boehly rehired Frank Lampard, the club's historic player who as manager was considered one of the great disappointments of recent years. Also, in his time at Everton, Lampard showed once again that he does not have enough experience to be able to achieve great results.
Regardless of all these incentives, Boehly decreed the return of Lampard until the end of the season. This decision came to be considered unintelligent, as the club was struggling to get a place in some European competition for the following season. However, with the arrival of this new coach, these hopes were finished.
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Mistake after Mistake
With all these bad decisions, Chelsea had a bad run of 9 games without victory, results that left them just a few points away from entering the direct relegation zone for the following season. Despite this crisis, Todd Boehly commented that they feel calm, since they consider that this is just a football slump and that they will soon be able to overcome it.
Given these negative results, Chelsea is considered one of the great disappointments of the season in the Premier League, since not only will they run out of European competitions for the following season, but they were also one of the clubs that invested the most money in the transfer market. In this, its new president spent more than 600 million euros in the recruitment of players who did not perform in the best way.
Andrey Nascimento dos Santos, Malo Gusto, Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoît Badiashile, Gabriel Paweł Słonina, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana, Cesare Casadei, Carney Chukwuemeka and Raheem Sterling are some of the signings that failed this season with Chelsea. This is an aspect that was accompanied by the poor work of his last coaches.
There are only a few dates left to finish the season in the Premier League. This is why those led by Frank Lampard must overcome this bad run of results and start adding three points. Otherwise, they could have a bitter pill with the relegation theme for this campaign. It is necessary to remember that the teams in the lower part of the championship are constantly adding points and the difference between these teams is becoming less and less.
Also, Todd Boehly should think about hiring a weight coach for the following season. So that he can empower all his footballers and the London team is once again at the forefront in the Premier League and return to compete in the Champions League.