Chelsea owner Todd Boehly claims Newcastle will form a ‘Big Seven’
Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly claims the Saudi takeover of Newcastle means the ‘Big Six will become the Big Seven’…
- There is an established ‘Big Six’ group at the top of the Premier League table
- Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Tottenham are the six
- New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly believes Newcastle will make it a ‘Big Seven’
- A Saudi takeover of Newcastle has given them the means to spend like those six
- The American is convinced that ‘everyone has a chance to win’
Todd Boehly is confident Newcastle will establish themselves alongside Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool by forming a ‘Big Seven’ in the Premier League.
The top echelons of English football already have an established group of teams dubbed the ‘Big Six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
But Boehly, Chelsea’s new owner alongside private equity firm Clearlake Capital following its £4.25 billion acquisition from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, believes it’s only a matter of time before Newcastle emerge as one of the the country’s elite teams.
The Saudi takeover of Newcastle will see them turn the ‘Big Six’ into a ‘Big Seven’, says Todd Boehly (Pictured: Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan (left) and Amanda Staveley (right))
Liverpool and Manchester City are the standout teams, but new Chelsea owner Boehly thinks ‘everyone’ will have a chance to win the Premier League title in the coming years
“The big six will be the big seven with the Saudi deal for Newcastle,” Boehly said at the SuperReturn International private equity conference in Berlin on Wednesday, according to the report. Telegraph†
“There will be a chance for everyone to win.”
Newcastle finished 11th under Eddie Howe last season, but heading into their first full season under Saudi ownership, the Magpies are expected to flex their financial muscle to close the gap on the teams in European competition.
The takeover was a long time coming, but the Premier League approved it in October 2021.
Boehly’s Chelsea have been battling for titles for decades with players like Manchester United
The Saudi Sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF), chaired by Prince Mohammed, has an 80 percent stake in Newcastle and their immense wealth allows Newcastle to go from head to toe for signing statements with one of the traditional ‘Big Six’ ‘.
Boehly is keen to make a splash in the transfer market this summer, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly worth £200million, with Sevilla defender Jules Kunde and Inter’s Milan Skriniar targeting.
Boehly, who has an ownership stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers, the baseball franchise, has become the newest American owner in the Premier League — but he comes with a new perspective.
The 48-year-old believes the Premier League is STILL undervalued, despite TV rights deals reaching billions worldwide.
Boehly (pictured right) also thinks Premier League football is still undervalued
“They don’t realize how great their chance is,” Boehly added at the event in Germany.
‘Let’s take control of our destiny and figure out how we can optimize it.’
Boehly is beginning to find his niche as the shot caller at Chelsea and one of his plans is to Americanize the recruitment process, with plans for more data analysis to be used in the process, something that has become commonplace in baseball in recent years. .
The fixtures for the 2022-23 season were released on Thursday morning and Chelsea discovered their campaign will kick off on the road to Everton.