Mauricio Pochettino reveals Todd Boehly would ‘kill him’ for doing the sensible thing in Arsenal game

Chelsea may have had a bad start to the season, but it now looks like things are turning up for the better. The Blues were disappointed to lose a 2-0 lead against Arsenal to draw 2-2. Owner Todd Boehly may be a bit happy to see all his expensive investments yield a little result.

But manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals that he would have done things differently, if not for fear of the owner’s rebuke. It is a surprising claim that a manager does not take some decisions due to the club owner’s demands.

Pochettino reveals Todd Boehly fear

Todd Boehly may be happy to see his side finally get back to some form, but he still has demands about how to do it. Recently, the Blues have won all three of their games before facing Arsenal, and the team seems to be working well now. Expensive players brought in by Todd Boehly, such as Mykhailo Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, are all performing well now. Fans are finally seeing some improvement after a long time.

After the game, Pochettino made a sly remark that if he did not field certain players, he would face the wrath of the club’s American owner. This is because Enzo and Caicedo were both on international duty with Argentina and Ecuador, respectively. Since they had to travel a lot for that journey, it was thought they should be given a rest and not used as starters.

The Argentine coach said, “It’s crazy for players to come back from South America on Wednesday and play on Saturday.”

He then remarked that if he had rested them, both the media and the owner Todd Boehly would have been after him, saying, “But if I say ‘OK, I’m going to give them a rest’ you [the media] will kill me, for sure if they don’t play – and the owner also!”

He did admit that both players were important and that they would both return to their peak conditions. “Caicedo and Enzo arrived after two games in America and they were not fresh. But they are important players for us. It’s really tough to arrive like that. I hope now they can recover and train and in one week be at their best.”

Todd Boehly
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Pochettino may have joked about the situation, but Boehly does have a history of influencing pitch decisions. Ever since taking over the club, he has brought in as many players as he wanted, some even without the opinion of the managers. He reportedly did not agree on everything with Thomas Tuchel and was ousted within just a few months.

The Americans also used to barge in on dressing rooms after defeats, which was not appreciated by many players. It is understandable that he wouldn’t like it if his expensive players were not playing.

Boehly’s Chelsea aim to keep spending with shock transfer

Todd Boehly may have already spent a lot of money on players, but he is still not done yet with his shopping. And in fact, he is lining up a shock transfer for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Todd Boehly wants Aaron Ramsdale

The England international has lost first-choice status, with David Raya starting over him. It is surprising, as he has been both professional and outstanding in the previous season. He is keen to reclaim his spot, as he fears being overlooked in the England squad for the upcoming Euros.

The Blues have problems in the goalkeeping position despite bringing in Roberto Sanchez. They now want a solid keeper in the back to strengthen the team further. Seeing the situation of Ramsdale at their neighboring London club, they are prepared to bring in the player if he wants. However, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are also interested in the player.

Manager Mikel Arteta may not want to sell Ramsdale, certainly not to a direct rival. After all, David Raya is only here on loan from Brentford, and he may restore Aaron to the first team anytime soon.

It remains to be seen what decision Todd Boehly takes regarding this, but in the meantime, the squad prepares to face Brentford at Stamford Bridge this Saturday.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.

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