It has been a good few days for Chelsea.
Not only did they complete the loan signing of young talent Joao Felix, but they also acquired Arsenal target and highly rated young talent Mykhaylo Mudryk for almost 100 Million Euros.
This, to go with other signings like Benoît Badiashile, David Fofana and others.
Safe to say, new owner Todd Boehly has not been afraid to back his manager in the transfer market and made a hefty war chest available to him.
And Graham Potter has spent it in the hope of getting the London side up from the current 10th spot.
The Blues certainly took a step in the right direction this weekend, when they won the London derby against a feisty Crystal Palace side 1-0, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 6th PL goal of the season.
Boehly’s latest addition to the squad was in the stands, watching, as he has only signed a little over 24 hours ago.
Potter’s side dominated the game but it could have easily gone the other way, with the Blues guilty of missing chances while also simultaneously being saved by Kepa a couple of times.
The fans and the owner though, would not care about that. Ultimately, this is a results-oriented business and a good result is what they got.
After the match, Chelsea supporters were in a post-match Twitter Space, discussing about the match and various other Chelsea-related topics.
And joining the fans was the club’s co-owner Todd Boehly himself. Now that is something we do not see every day.
Sure, we want owners to interact with fans on a more regular basis but this was taking things to another level.
The American businessman was probably wanting to get in touch with the pulse of the fanbase, especially with such high-profile transfer dealings off late.
While the 49-year-old did not actively contribute to the discussion, there is some speculation as to why he joined the Space in the first place.
Was it a “Don’t worry, I’m here” moment?
Or did he want some inspiration from fans as to who the next transfer target should be? Fans certainly did take this opportunity to do so.
Unlikely. But hey, Boehly has been unconventional in his methods before. Him suggesting an All-Star game was only a few months ago after all.
It is doubtful if Mr Boehly would ever address this and why he joined the Space. But an owner taking some time out to listen to fans would certainly be appreciated by the Stanford Bridge faithful.
After years of the Roman Abramovich era, where the owner shied away from the spotlight and rarely interacted with the fans, Boehly and his antics are certainly a breath of fresh air.