Following the controversial sale of the London club by Roman Abramovich after being in charge for 18 years, Chelsea saw new owners (headed by Todd Boehly) take the reins at the club at the tail end of the 2021/22 season. This huge point in the history of the club marked the start of a new era, with owners of a different ideology.
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In the summer transfer window of 2022, Chelsea FC splashed a massive amount in the transfer window, spending over £270 million in looking to solve various issues within the team for head coach Thomas Tuchel. In looking to strengthen the defense after the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona, Chelsea signed 3 defenders, who are: Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, Marc Cucurella from Brighton, and Wesley Fofana from Leicester City.
In an attempt to strengthen the midfield, they signed Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa and Denis Zakaria on loan from Italian giants, Juventus. Also in the attack, they managed to sign Manchester City star winger, Raheem Sterling and former Arsenal FC striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. Having signed all these players, expectations were high for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea. However, they have failed to impress this season, winning only 3 matches out of 6 premier league matches.
Following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel after a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, Chelsea appointed Brighton manager; Graham Potter as head coach. Potter, who has been given a massive long-term contract and more authority as opposed to previous Chelsea coaches, is expected to turn current situations around in the club and return to winning ways.
However, in his first match for the club, Chelsea drew 1-1 against RB Salzburg in a poor Champions League game at Stamford Bridge. Raheem Sterling’s beautiful goal was canceled out by Noah Okafor’s goal, after the exciting forward got the better of the Chelsea goalkeeper. For the first time since the 1999/2000 season, Chelsea has failed to win both of its opening two games in a UEFA Champions League season, after the draw against Salzburg.
Without too much pressure being on his neck as new Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter will be given time to instill his tactics and ideologies into the players and the club, as he has signed a 5 year deal with the club in a record 25 million dollar fee; the most for any manager in history.