Chelsea huffed and puffed, but ultimately ran out of steam as a Rodrygo double saw clinical Real Madrid ease into the Champions League semi-finals courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate win. After a 2-0 first leg defeat, the Blues were hoping to salvage what has turned out to be their worst ever season with an unlikely comeback at Stamford Bridge, but Los Blancos proved to be too strong for them.
Following their exit from the Champions league, there’s nothing left for the Blues to fight for this campaign as they currently lie in 11th place in the Premier league, 17 points off the top four with seven games to go. It goes without saying that Chelsea’s present situation is caused by co-owner Todd Boehly who in an effort to get the club back on top sponsored a disastrous first season in charge. His first mistake was firing Champions league winning manager Thomas Tuchel back in September 2022 and what added more to that error was the appointment of Graham Potter, a coach with no pedigree in top football.
It didn’t take long for the Englishman to be exposed and seven months later he was dismissed after the club realized that what worked for Brighton wasn’t going to work at Stamford Bridge. With no top manager willing to commit to the club so late in the season, Chelsea turned their attention to former player and coach Frank Lampard who was brought in on a provisional basis till the end of the term. However, this defeat to Real Madrid pretty much marks the end of the great Lampard experiment, at the second time of asking. Brought back in to try and steady the Chelsea dressing room and find some results, it’s a mission that is over already. Four games, four defeats and one goal. There is to be no miracle in Europe and there are no signs of one in the Premier League either.
Todd Boehly spotted on the verge of tears as Chelsea fans believed Potter had left the club
As it stands, the Blues are headed for their worst ever season and with away games against Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City still to come, they will be lucky to finish outside the relegation zone. Thomas Tuchel should have never been fired, but from one error to another and another, Todd Boehly has singlehandedly sponsored a shit show in his first season in charge of Chelsea.