Fans all share the same joke as Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is joined by a surprise face for the Fulham game
FANS all shared the same joke as Todd Boehly took his place at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea owner spent a staggering £330million in January when eight top-flight players arrived – including a British record fee for Enzo Fernandez.
Before kicking off her first game since that wild window closed, Boehly sat down in the directors’ box.
But there were a few raised eyebrows as people realized who had the adjacent seat to watch the Blues take on Fulham.
That’s because it was former Chancellor George Osborne.
And that prompted a host of similar gags from witty viewers on social media – a reference to their friendship explaining Chelsea’s ridiculous spending in January.
One wrote: “Todd Boehly is dating George Osborne?
Another said: “Of course George Osborne would sit next to Todd Boehly.”
A third added: “George Osborne sat next to Boehly, hard to tell which one did more damage to their respective economies.”
Osborne, 51, is a lifelong Chelsea fan and season ticket holder – and was even at the side of Roman Abramovich when the Blues won the Champions League in 2012.
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He was hired by Boehly last April as an advisor to improve his consortium’s chances of buying Roman Abramovich’s club.
The former MP, ex-Editor of the Evening Standard and now Chairman of the British Museum was seen out for a walk with his fiancee Thea Rogers, their newborn son Arthur and their dog in west London earlier in the day.
The family live down the road from Stamford Bridge in a £10million home in Notting Hill.
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