Tuchel rates Chelsea’s owners after their first transfer window

Todd Boehly
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New Chelsea owners have found out that owning a Premier League club is a tough one.

Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter and Hansjoerg Wyss took over ownership of the club back in May, and have been working round the clock to get the team in order before the start of the campaign.

Chelsea have already signed Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Marc Cucurella to the first team this summer.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been pleased with the work of the new owners so far, and the commitment they have put into the team.

“I would describe it as super hard-working and learning while new on the job,” Tuchel said of the new owners’ work in the summer transfer window so far.

“New ownership stepping straight into the transfer market is maybe one of the toughest things you can do when you come from outside but I have nothing but the biggest respect and compliments for both Todd and Behdad.

“I don’t know when they sleep, maybe they never sleep. We have a very open, honest and direct line of communication and the transfers so far speak for themselves. We have a delay of course because of the sanctions.

“Nobody is guilty for that and it led to the loss of key players but both of the owners who are involved in the daily business have done a fantastic job so far.”