Turn the Club Around or Leave: Chelsea Fans Running Out of Patience with Club Ownership

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  • 70% of fans say Todd Boehly and Clearklake Capital have a year or less to turn club fortunes around
  • Nearly one-in-five (19%) English Premier League fans voted Chelsea the worst run club
  • Over half of Chelsea fans (54%) do not think the owner cares about them
  • Reactive billboards gone live across west London to show fan findings

A huge amount of Chelsea fans think owner Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have twelve months to improve the club’s fortunes (70%) with only 19% willing to give them a few months of the new season.

This is according to Sky Bet’s Fan Hope Survey with over half of the fanbase (54%) also admitting they feel the American businessman doesn’t care about supporters.

In response to fan’s opinions on Chelsea’s ownership, Sky Bet has plastered the findings across west London in the face of the owners via a host of reactive billboards. This is as part of an ongoing survey focusing on fan insights and optimism with the start of the English Premier League season just two days away.

After a turbulent first season at the helm for new owner Todd Boehly, further research by Sky Bet also found the club voted the second worst run (19%) in the league, only behind struggling Everton (21%).

And although many feel the Blues are in major need of major strike force reinforcements after the injury of Nkunku, maybe it’s time for different people to make the recruitment decisions as English Premier League fans rank the club’s transfer business the second lowest over the last two years, again only ahead of Everton.

“Todd Boehly may not have been in charge of Chelsea for long but it’s clear to see that supporters are already losing patience in the way the club is run with 70% giving the owners one year to change things,” a Sky Bet spokesperson said. “Fans are often looking for a way to help give their opinion on how their club should be run, so hopefully our billboards across west London might catch Todd’s eye and help change a thing or two. We can but try, eh Blues fans.”

To discover more hopes, views and predictions from the Sky Bet Fan Hope Survey, visit the dedicated start of season hub at Sky Bet Fan Central.

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