Fans of Chelsea’s sister club insult Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali for destroying their club

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Things don’t seem to be working for current Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.

The BlueCo are facing a tough time in France, as Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are under pressure from angry Strasbourg fans who have taken a dislike to BlueCo’s transfer policy and a lack of communication.

Under the new Chelsea ownership, Strasbourg have become a partner club to Chelsea. It was the partnership which enabled Chelsea youngster Angelo Gabriel join Strasbourg on loan.

The 19-year-old winger is on loan with French club Strasbourg, and has been one of the key talents at Strasbourg – Chelsea’s sister club in France.

Strasbourg are currently four points above the drop zone. Their 3-1 win over Nantes before the international break was their first in Ligue 1 in 2024.

The situation has been made worse by BlueCo’s inability to sign a winger in January at the request of manager Patrick Vieira. The former Crystal Palace boss and Arsenal legend has recently switched to a winger-less 3-5-2 formation as a result.

Strasbourg fans have poured their anger on the Chelsea owners who have sold their more experienced players to sign young talents.

The Ultra Boys 90 supporters group has issued an open letter criticising the owners, who bought the club last summer to start a multi-club network with Chelsea.

“We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Multiclub is killing football, and we’ll fight it!” the statement read.

“Two transfer windows have also come and gone, and all we can do is watch helplessly as our club is stripped of all its experienced players in favour of young, up-and-coming players.

“It is now clear that BlueCo requires the recruitment of players aged 23 years or less. We’re not fooled! No professional club can be competitive under these conditions. Without balanced recruitment, the tens of millions invested in these young players will not serve Racing but only the interests of the new owners.”