Exaggerated reports on Monday indicated Chelsea’s takeover would fall through. In the early hours of May 7, the team announced that a new ownership group led by Todd Bohely had agreed to buy the franchise.
Before the UK Government, the Premier League is set to accept the deal this week.
Now that Chelsea is no longer subject to the Roman Abramovich sanctions, a new era can begin, with Boehly’s group embarking on an already crucial summer in terms of the first-team squad.
🚨 Todd Boehly’s Chelsea takeover is set to receive the green light from the Premier League this week.
— Si & Dan Talk Chelsea (@SiandDanTalkCFC) May 17, 2022
With important players departing and contracts to negotiate, Todd Boehly will have to make four crucial changes at Chelsea in the coming weeks and months.
Chelsea’s team has been drained by the season. Injuries and weariness have contributed to the team’s poor performance, but they’ve also shown a basic flaw.
For far too long, the club has put the short-term above the long-term, plastering over flaws, sacrificing exceptional talent, or investing in speciality players who lack the versatility required in the new game.
The first team is in desperate need of some much-needed energy. For familiarity or comfort, older, tired-looking features should be avoided. Even though certain deals with younger players seem to be a step back, the squad’s appearance must evolve to improve Premier League performance.
Chelsea’s team is inequitable, and the club is hesitant to let players leave in the expectation of making a profit on individuals the club and coach have no interest in hiring.
Chelsea’s players have done all they can and will not improve. Even if it entails fewer losses during the first summer, the long-term benefit is greater. It’s not only forgotten loan names or aged faces that demand bold judgements while interacting with individuals who should be on their way out; others who look out of place in the current context also require daring assessments.
Todd Boehly’s ownership will not stockpile players like Roman Abramovich in the hopes of selling them sooner rather than later.
Securing Tuchel’s future
For his behaviour during the club’s sale and Roman Abramovich’s penalties, Thomas Tuchel has been some supporters’ favourite Chelsea manager/head coach.
His looks and demeanour have garnered him, admirers. Even though he has been chastised in recent weeks, the Champions League run will allow him an opportunity to prove himself. There’s hope for a longer-term solution to the dugout shuffle with Tuchel.
Given the recent challenges on the German, a new contract and validation of his ideas would be a significant gesture.
Chelsea’s current and future deals
The defensive contract snafu this season should educate incoming owners on what not to do in the future. Four senior defenders in their last year in August was poor team preparation that must not be repeated.
Both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are in the last year of their contracts, while Reece James and Mason Mount have three and two years left on their contracts, respectively. Both English players are essential to the first team, thus maintaining them will aid the Blues’ chances of winning.
New contracts for both seem reasonable given their improvement since breaking through in 2019.