Todd Boehly is set to miss Chelsea’s ‘walk of shame’ as the owner could miss the final game of the worst Premier League season ever
CHELSEA owner Todd Boehly is reportedly set to miss the club’s last game of the season.
The Blues have started their worst Premier League season ever, even surpassing their 1993/94 season in which they finished 14th on 51 points.
Now let’s see, the most points Chelsea can pick up this season is 46 and if the results on the last day of the game are against them they could still drop to 14th place.
Boehly, who also owns the LA Lakers and LA Dodgers, is in America for other reasons The Telegraph.
As a result, Boehly, 49, is expected to miss the final game at Stamford Bridge and the traditional ‘appreciation round’ that all Prem clubs hold at the end of the season.
Even if this time it will be more of a “walk of shame” – as The Telegraph calls it.
Despite Boehly’s expected absence, it is not believed to be directly related to his reported reduction in duties.
In fact, the plan has always been to give sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley and chief executive Chris Jurasek more control over the day-to-day running of the club.
Co-owner Behdad Eghbali, meanwhile, will take part despite missing the 4-1 Manchester United defeat through illness.
However, the report adds that Boehly could change his mind and play late for the Newcastle game if he wanted to.
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Chelsea supporters have already expressed their dissatisfaction with Boehly’s leadership of the club.
Fans had a heated argument with the American during the 2-1 defeat by Brighton in April.
The bad season has come despite £600million being spent on new players, although many have proved not good enough or yet ready to help the club develop.
Management decisions were also questionable.
The dismissal of fan favorite Thomas Tuchel was anything but popular.
But confusion reigned when the stand-in and supposed long-term boss Graham Potter was sacked and replaced by Frank Lampard.
And just five league victories since the World Cup have shown just how difficult the year has been for the Blues.