We’ve seen lots of shocking football news over the years but the one that made the rounds after matchday 1 of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League was the sacking of Thomas Tuchel by Chelsea.
It is no more news that the Blues are under the new ownership of Todd Boehly, and your guess is as good as mine that maybe. just maybe, the ruthlessness in relieving underperforming managers at Stamford Bridge was over.
However, it appears that this is not the case after the German tactician received his marching orders from Chelsea’s new owners just 7 games into the season in all competitions.
This decision will surely come as shock to fans and critics who thought that Todd Boehly would be a gentle owner. It appears that the American businessman may be more ruthless than former owner Roman Abramovich whose records show, never sacked a manager this early into the season.
That being said, the Blues have underperformed under the German tactician although it’s still early days into the 2022/23 season. Chelsea have already lost 2 Premier League games, drawn 1, and won 3.
They’ve also lost 3 consecutive games away from home this season with no clean sheet in 6 consecutive games in all competitions. This is coming after a significant investment was made before the close of the summer transfer window.
Chelsea signed Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Raheem Sterling, amongst others.
However, with these defensive and attacking reinforcements, the Blues have struggled in defense, while the attackers have been shadows of themselves in the ongoing season with a lot of them seeking moves elsewhere before the close of the summer transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel had some memorable moments at Chelsea regardless. It can be recalled that he was brought on as a replacement for Frank Lampard and won the UEFA Champions League, Supercup, and the FIFA Club World Cup in that time.
As for Todd Boehly and the new management at Chelsea; Despite being ruthless, can they attain the same success as the Roman Abramovich era? It remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, The Blues have been heavily linked with Brighton and Hove Albion boss, Graham Potter. We await to see who will replace Tuchel at Chelsea’s managerial helm.