Chelsea: We Believe We Will Figure This Out – Todd Boehly
Todd Boehly, a co-owner of Chelsea, has urged fans to retain the faith, insisting that the club’s ownership ‘are going to figure it out’ following a catastrophic season that has left them 12th in the Premier League.
The Blues co-owner was speaking with Milken Institute head Michael Milken on his first year with Chelsea in Beverley Hills.
Chelsea has gone winless in their past nine games in all competitions, a streak that has lasted nearly two months, and they will finish the season without any trophies and a place in the Champions League.
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While understanding the ‘demanding’ nature of the fans, Boehly believes better times are on the way for Chelsea.
“The fans are demanding,” Boehly said.
“You know they want to win and we get that we want to win. I think our view though was that this is a long-term project and you know we’re committed to the long term.
“We very much believe that we’re going to figure it out.”
He added: “We’ve got the best league in the world, we’ve got what I think is the top city in the world and we’ve got an unbelievable location in the top city in the world.”
Boehly was commenting just days after Chelsea was defeated 3-1 by London rivals Arsenal.
Pointing to his success with the LA Dodgers, Boehly said, “Winning is just the best feeling there is.
“You have to build a team and obviously the coach is the conductor of the team. So I think there is a lot we have learned.”
But, after spending £50 million to fire Thomas Tuchel and hire, then fire, Graham Potter, Boehly’s next managerial appointment must be a success.
“In the time I’ve been here it’s clear to see behind the scenes, on the training ground, the reasons why [things are going wrong],’ interim boss Lampard said this week.
“If you’re going to be a nice team to play against all the time it doesn’t matter where you go. That won’t change overnight but we better get there quickly.
“The passive nature of our game you could attribute to many things. The players certainly care.
“They are low on confidence, but when you play for Chelsea you have to play a certain way even if you are low on confidence.
“Whatever it is, it maybe doesn’t even matter because the only thing that will get you out of it is understanding and working hard.
“The gap was the other way around for many years.”