Thomas Tuchel jokes Todd Boehly ‘will watch from Los Angeles subsequent season’ after two Premier League attracts and an FA Cup last loss in entrance of their incoming proprietor… earlier than claiming he might be ‘a fortunate allure’ when his £4.25bn takeover is full
- Chelsea had been held to a 1-1 draw at residence to Leicester on Thursday night
- They misplaced the FA Cup last to Liverpool and earlier than that, drew in opposition to Wolves
- These final three outcomes have all been performed out with Todd Boehly watching
Thomas Tuchel has joked that Todd Boehly should be banned from watching video games at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea stumbled as soon as extra in entrance of their incoming proprietor.
Boehly sat within the posh seats alongside different members of his consortium as Chelsea secured third place with a irritating draw in opposition to Leicester on Thursday night time.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea slipped up once more with Todd Boehly watching on at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have drawn two within the Premier League and misplaced the FA Cup last with Boehly watching
‘Was he here again? Well that is a clear sign,’ Tuchel mentioned following the Leicester draw. ‘He will be watching on ESPN from Los Angeles next season, that is clear. It is already clear it has to be like this. And he was at the final at Wembley.’
The German hopes Chelsea’s luck will flip when the £4.25billion takeover is signed off.
‘Maybe when the deal is done and he is our owner, he will become the lucky charm that we need, so perhaps we will give him one more credit,’ he mentioned.
Tuchel has a last likelihood this season, in opposition to Watford on Sunday, to enhance Chelsea’s stuttering residence kind. After that focus will flip to rebuilding underneath the brand new possession.
‘We will be very open and honest. He will get my point of view if he wants to have it. We are losing key players and we have struggled lately to win our home games,’ he mentioned.
Tuchel steered this season of sanctions and uncertainty has been essentially the most difficult of his profession, ‘but also a lot of fun.’ Heading into the ultimate day, Chelsea have the worst residence document of the highest seven.
That should change if they’re to shut the hole on Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool above them.
Wolves fought again to attract in opposition to Chelsea within the first recreation that Boehly noticed
Chelsea additionally misplaced the FA Cup last, taking place on penalties in opposition to Liverpool at Wembley
A Marcos Alonso purpose earned Chelsea a degree at residence in opposition to Leicester on Thursday
‘There is not a lot wrong. It is margins,’ Tuchel insisted. ‘Maybe the only thing we have to change is that we have everybody available.
‘The top teams – Liverpool – signed a magnificent player (Luis Diaz) in winter to make the existing squad stronger. Manchester City signed (Erling) Haaland already… we are losing players.’
The Chelsea boss added: ‘We have lacked huge quality like N’Golo (Kante), Ben Chilwell, Reece James… it’s possibly a miracle we’re within the prime three when we’ve got been with out these key gamers.’
Tuchel claimed after the sport that Kante is Chelsea’s ‘Mo Salah, our (Virgil) Van Dijk, our (Kevin) De Bruyne, our Neymar, our Kylian Mbappe.’ The Chelsea supervisor believes James has ‘everything’ to grow to be one of many world’s greatest gamers, too.
‘It is a long way to go for Reece. He has some incredible potential and he has the ability, the foundation, the body, the physique, the mindset to make his way to the very top but there is still a long way to go.’
Tuchel admitted accidents have taken their toll on the Chelsea squad throughout their run-in
Tuchel mentioned he’ll take his time to debate No 2 Kepa Arrizabalaga’s long-term future
Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, in the meantime, has nonetheless to debate his future with Tuchel after one other season as Edouard Mendy’s No 2.
‘It depends what he wants and what his plans are,’ the supervisor mentioned. ‘I know for sure that Kepa is not happy about the situation because he deserves to play more and he can be a very strong no. 1. He arrived as a no. 1 so I can just tell you the situation is not easy.’
The 27-year-old has three years left on his present deal.
‘We did not have this conversation. I know the goalkeeping coach has been having these conversations at the moment and then we will take our time to talk to him and reflect on what is best and what the possibilities are.’