Ever since Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sold the club to American multibillionaire Todd Boehly, the club has fallen off a cliff. Under Todd Boehly, Chelsea have spent a staggering total of one billion pounds without substantial results.
And despite that, things have not improved in the slightest for them as they suffered yet another embarrassing 4-2 defeat by Gary O’Neil’s Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva’s wife’s plea to Chelsea
Following Chelsea latest defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Belle Silva, club captain Thiago Silva’s wife, took to social media to express her disappointment with the club’s current overall condition.
She shared a post on Twitter that said, “It’s time to change. If you wait any longer, it will be too late.” This post has ignited debates, with many interpreting it as an indirect critique of Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, whose squad has faced challenges in maintaining consistency this season.
Many also saw the post as a call for her husband Thiago Silva to leave the London-based club at the end of this season. Thiago Silva will turn 40 this year and is out of a contract in the summer.
This reaction, while surprising from the person it is coming from, resonates with the frustration expressed by the booing Chelsea fans, unhappy with the team’s performance and Pochettino’s handling of it.
Chelsea continue to spiral
Chelsea’s woes persisted with a disheartening 4-2 defeat against Wolves at home, causing the Blues to slide down to 11th place in the league table. Genuine concerns have arisen about the London club potentially getting involved in a relegation battle if their form doesn’t improve. In response to the setback, club manager Mauricio Pochettino has issued an apology to the fans.
The club has fired three managers – Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard – in the last season alone in a massively disappointing campaign that saw them finish 10th in the league.
Following those results, the club appointed former Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager. Under Pochettino’s leadership, the club made significant investments in the transfer market, outbidding Liverpool to acquire Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo. They also secured Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig, Cole Palmer from Man City, Nicolas Jackson from Villareal, along with a host of young players, collectively amounting to a transfer spending of 354 million pounds.
Out of those signings, only Cole Palmer seems to have worked out as he has amassed an impressive return of 21 goal contributions in 29 games.
Due to their 10th-place finish in the league last season, Chelsea did not qualify for any European competitions this season. They are currently scheduled to replay their 4th round tie against Aston Villa, with the first leg resulting in a goalless draw. They also are in the finals of the Carabao Cup where they will face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, which realistically is their only opportunity to win any silverware this season, as they have slipped to the 11th position in the league.
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