Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has SLAMMED Ton Boehly’s ownership of the club


Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has slammed his former club’s new owner Todd Boehly for ‘lacking class’ after undergoing a huge turnover of staff since taking over from Roman Abrahimovich.

The American billionaire has spent over £250million on new players over the summer and has already sacked Champions League winning manager Thomas Tuchel after just seven games this season.

The Blues have since appointed former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter to fill the German’s shoes.

That has not been the only change as Boehly has overseen plenty of changes to the backroom team at Stamford Bridge.

Drogba, who scored 164 goals over his two stints at Stamford Bridge, feels the club has lost its way since Roman Abramovich’s departure earlier this year.

The Russian ran the club for 19 years and won 17 major trophies during his time in charge, with Drogba winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League in that time.

‘I knew this club with a certain class during the Abramovich era, but today I find it lacking,’ Drogba told Canal Plus.

‘It’s very hard for me to see how they got rid of certain people, for example the physiotherapists, who were there for a very long time.

‘They should go back to the principles and values they had.’

Drogba’s former team-mate Michael Ballack also recently described Todd Boehly’s decision to sack Tuchel last month as ‘incomprehensible’.

Ballack told German outlet Bild: ‘I was surprised by the sacking. For me it was incomprehensible when a coach is dismissed so quickly.

‘Especially because Tuchel had such a great success like winning the Champions League.

‘We have to see if it works in the long term. I believe that you have to approach such a successful and big club carefully.

‘Chelsea doesn’t need any upheaval. Boehly is doing it differently now with his elbow mentality.’

Chelsea currently sit fourth in the Premier League with 16 points to their name after the opening eight fixtures.

The Blues have their work cut as they are eight points behind current leaders Arsenal heading into a trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.


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