Chelsea fans expressed their feelings to the club’s co-owner Todd Boehly with their chants during the team’s 3-1 Premier League win against Bournemouth.
The Blues finally managed to end their six game losing streak in all competitions. The result also ended Frank Lampard’s record 100 percent loss as caretaker manager.
Conor Gallagher gave the Blues the lead. Although Matias Vina equalized, Benoit Badiashile and Joao Félix scored two late goals to seal all three points for the West Londoners.
The fans, however, made their feelings clear to Boehly with their chants in what has been a mediocre season for the club. Lampard addressed those chants, telling the media after the win against Bournemouth (via football.london):
“This is Chelsea Football Club. The fans are used to being very successful, that’s what they want. I’m not going to comment on anything you’re talking about, but what I do know is that the fans will.” stay with the club and they are a fantastic group of fans.”
“I know there is a lot of intent to get this club to where we want to be again. There isn’t a single club our size or close to our size that hasn’t had transition periods. People would give their left arm to have the success we’ve had in the last 20 years, so we have to go again, work a bit and come back stronger next year.
The West Londoners’ policies have often been criticized since the start of the season. While Boehly has spent a lot of money to build a strong team for the future, the team’s managerial hiring policy has been questionable.
After the controversial dismissal Tomas Tuchel at the start of the season the club recruited Graham Potter, who did not have much experience at the top level. After parting ways with Potter, instead of hiring a world-class manager, Boehly and Co. brought back lamp.
So it’s understandable why fans may question the board’s actions during their sub-par season.
What’s next for Chelsea?
chelsea will return to action on May 13 to take on Nottingham Forest in a Premier league shock at home The Blues are now 11th in the league, thanks to their win against Bournemouth.
Forest, meanwhile, is fighting relegation as they sit 18th with just 30 points on the scoreboard from 34 games. Yet another win for Chelsea should be a huge boost for the team.
The West Londoners have only four season games left. By performing well in these games, the club can end their poor campaign in somewhat respectable fashion. Whether they can actually do it remains to be seen.