Chelsea’s struggles under big spending new ownership

FOLLOWING Chelsea’s 2-0 loss away to Everton on the weekend the blues now sit in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Chelsea captain Reece James went off injured in the defeat to make matters worse for an already injury-stricken Chelsea squad.

Despite having way more of the ball on the day the Blues failed to make the possession count not really testing Jordan Pickford the Everton goalkeeper at all.

Mauricio Pochettino thought his side were the better team despite the loss.

“I think we dominated the game, we were the better side, but if you don’t score goals it is difficult to win the games”.

He further added “we were not aggressive enough in the last third”.

Pochettino’s men have failed to find any consistent form so far this season in the Premier League.

However, you could say the same about last seasons form as well before the Argentine came in.

You could make a case that Chelseas problems go far deeper than just the manager.

Chelsea were taken over by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital in May 2022.

The club were left in limbo a couple months earlier when the UK government put sanctions on previous owner Roman Abramovich.

The South West London Club were unable to sell tickets and merchandise while the ownership situation was being resolved.

Although Chelsea supporters were happy at the time to find a solution which would see their club go back to operating as normal, they have been left unimpressed on the results the club have had since the new ownership have arrived.

The Blues form in the 2023 calendar year is shockingly bad as they have amassed just 39 points in 39 Premier League matches.

This is the same amount of points that Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest have earned, and less than sides such as Everton and Bournemouth.

If you look at an even longer time span such as the 18 months since the new ownership have taken over, Chelsea are 13th out of the 17 Premier League sides which have been in the league each of the last two seasons.

The clubs underwhelming results are even worse when you take into the fact their record-breaking spending since Boehly took over.

Since Boehly and Clearlake Capital have took over the club, no other team have spent more on players in world football.

Following the past summer transfer window the club have now spent in excess of £1 billion pounds on transfers and loan fees since the American ownership took over.

With the January transfer window fast approaching it looks as if this number could be even more soon.

Will Chelsea’s new owners be able to take the club back to the heights they were at previously, or will they continue in their current mid-table mediocrity?