‘Has to look at himself’: Pundit reveals who’s really to blame for Chelsea’s struggles. It’s not Pochettino

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Football pundit, Jeff Sterling has named Todd Boehly as the chief culprit of the ongoing struggles at Chelsea.

The Blues are on course to miss out on European football for the second season running, after finishing 12th in the Premier League last season.

Despite appointing Mauricio Pochettino as manager last summer, and spending hundreds of millions of pounds to sign new talent, the club have remained rooted in mid-table, leading to fans calling for the head of the coach, but according to Sterling, the person that really deserves the blame is the owner, Boehly, who has not gotten it right with his transfer strategy since buying the club from Roman Abramovich in 2022.

Chelsea drew 2-2 with Brentford at the GTech stadium last weekend, and some of the traveling fans were very displeased with what they saw that at some point, they began to chant ‘Todd Boehly, you’re a c***’ while calling for the return of Roman Abramovich. There were also ‘f*** off Mauricio’ chants aimed at the manager,  Pochettino.

While reacting to what happened at Brentford on talkSPORT, Sterling said: “I understand Chelsea fans giving everybody a bit of stick. Once the elite in Europe, they are going to Brentford struggling to come away with a draw. The manager and owner will get some flack.

“As soon as fans start chanting against the owner, it means the manager is in big, big trouble. But the truth of the matter is Todd Boehly has to look at himself because the recruitment has been absolutely hopeless.”

According to a recent report by Guardian UK, Boehly has no intention of sacking Pochettino before the end of the season, but the American billionaire has already set his sights on Sporting Lisbon boss, Ruben Amorim, and Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton as alternatives if he does decide to let his current manager go.