Furious Chelsea fans confront owner Todd Bohle over the directors’ box at Stamford Bridge as pressure mounts on the American owner following his recent defeat by Brighton.
- Chelsea fans appeared to berate club owner Todd Boyle at Stamford Bridge
- Supporters can be seen yelling at the American after their loss
- Chelsea suffered a comeback defeat against Brighton on Saturday afternoon
Sections of Chelsea fans made their sad feelings clear to the club’s co-owner at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the Blues suffered defeat at Brighton.
The moving home fans who sat on top of the American owner yelled towards the directors’ area as he sat and scolded Pohle during the game and throughout.
The 49-year-old appears to be responding to criticism leveled at him by supporters in his own way and can be seen waving his arms again towards those above him in one photo.
Another accompanying photo appears to show a fan standing and yelling down at Boehly in the middle of the game who simply looks up but doesn’t leave his plush seat.
Bohli and fellow partner Behdad Eghbali completed their domination of Chelsea in pre-season but they have not enjoyed a happy start to life in charge.
Chelsea fans in the stands at Stamford Bridge yelled at Todd Bohle (his lower middle arms raised) on Saturday afternoon.
Boehly (second bottom right) looked at the Chelsea fan who was leaning on the stand to yell at him during the match
Chelsea remain 11th in the Premier League standings after their defeat by Brighton on Saturday
The American decision-maker in particular has been at the forefront of complaints after the club spent more than £600m on new players during two so far unsuccessful transfer windows.
Defeat at Brighton leaves Chelsea 11th in the Premier League standings and closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League places.
Bohli has been a home fixture figure all season, but this appears to be the first time fans have reached out directly to him to share their thoughts.
He didn’t seem to help quell the negative energy surrounding his position after he bizarrely suggested Chelsea would beat Real Madrid 3-0 in a Champions League match earlier in the week. They lost that match 2-0.
His tenure at the club began in disarray after he decided to sack his beloved 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 Boyley previously stating he had hired the Englishman as part of a long-term project.
Bohli (left) looked calm at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea suffered another defeat
Frank Lampard (pictured) has yet to win as interim boss since returning to Stamford Bridge
The club then moved to give Frank Lampard a second stab at his position after he had his contract terminated by previous owner Roman Abramovich.
Lampard is winless in three matches and has watched Chelsea score just one goal in the process since returning to Stamford Bridge.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is an outspoken critic of Bohle’s reign and recently stated the American is “faced with an absolute nightmare” in charge.
Chelsea are still looking for their next permanent manager and have been closely linked with Julian Nagelsmann after he was sacked from his Munich post prior to Tuchel’s arrival.
(tags for translation) Daily Mail