Raging Chelsea fans confront owner Todd Boehly from above the directors’ box at Stamford Bridge as more pressure mounts on the American owner after their latest defeat against Brighton
- Chelsea fans appeared to berate club owner Todd Boehly at Stamford Bridge
- Supporters could be seen shouting down towards the American after their loss
- Chelsea suffered a comeback defeat against Brighton on Saturday afternoon
The animated home fans – who were sat above the American owner – shouted down towards the directors area where he was sat. They were heard berating Boehly during the game and at full-time.
The 49-year-old appeared to respond to the supporters who were directing criticism his way. He was seen waving his arms back towards those towering above him in one image.
Another photo appeared to show one supporter standing up and shouting down towards Boehly mid-game. However, the American didn’t react. Instead he just sat there and looked up at the fan from his plush seat.
Boehly and fellow co-owner Behdad Eghbali completed their takeover at Chelsea prior to the start of the new season but haven’t enjoyed a happy start to life in charge.
Chelsea fans in the stands at Stamford Bridge shouted down to Todd Boehly (bottom middle arms raised) on Saturday afternoon
Boehly (bottom second from right) looked up at a Chelsea supporter who was leaning over the stand to shout at him during the game
Chelsea still sit 11th in the Premier League standings after their defeat to Brighton on Saturday
The American chief decision-maker has been at the forefront of complaints after the club spent over £600million on new players over two transfer windows that so far haven’t worked.
Defeat to Brighton leaves Chelsea slumped in 11th place of the Premier League standings and closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League positions.
Boehly has been a present figure at home matches throughout the season but this appears to be the first time that fans have made direct contact with him to share their thoughts.
He doesn’t appear to have helped quell the negative energy surrounding his position after bizarrely suggesting that Chelsea would beat Real Madrid 3-0 in their Champions League tie earlier in the week. They lost that match 2-0.
His tenure at the club started in chaos after deciding to fire the well-liked Thomas Tuchel – now in charge at Bayern Munich – from his managerial duties and bring in former Brighton boss Graham Potter.
Potter was then sacked after less than seven months in charge despite Boehly previously stating that he had employed the Englishman as part of a long-term project.
Boehly (left) looked on soberly at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea slumped to another defeat
Frank Lampard (pictured) is without a win as interim boss since returning to Stamford Bridge
The club then moved to give Frank Lampard a second stab in charge after he previously had his contract terminated by previous owner Roman Abramovich.
Lampard is without a win in three games and has watched Chelsea score just one goal in the process since he returned to Stamford Bridge.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is an outspoken critic of Boehly’s reign and recently stated that the American is ‘having an absolute nightmare’ in charge.
Chelsea are still searching for their next permanent manager and have been heavily linked with Julian Nagelsmann after he was axed from his position at Munich prior to Tuchel’s arrival.