Frank Leboeuf has warned Todd Boehly that he will 'kill Chelsea' if he doesn't make drastic changes to the club's newly implemented recruitment system. The American billionaire gifted Mauricio Pochettino with 11 new players this summer – not to mention Christopher Nkunku, Malo Gusto and Andrey Santos who the Blues had already signed in January.
While not everybody stayed, with some going out on loan, the Chelsea boss was certainly armed with the tools to secure a Champions League qualification spot. However, Boehly is yet to reap the fruits of his incredible outlay with the west Londoners sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League.
In an interview with CasinosEnLigne, Leboeuf has slammed the club for their recruitment decisions which he believes could be irreversible. The former Blues defender said: «There aren't many players in Ligue 1 who come to mind as a realistic option.
»Let's be realistic – Chelsea are a mid table club. Attracting players will be tough and players like [Kylian] Mbappe won't want to come. The big players want to play in the Champions League.
«Arsenal had that problem for years, and so did Manchester United. Top players won't come to Chelsea because the club has fallen. It's unbelievable to see what the club has become just two years on from their Champions League win. I'm disgusted with it.
»I have nothing against Todd Boehly, but they need to change things quickly or else they'll kill the club. I'd say the people in charge of recruitment are the most to blame. It's okay to sign young players to long contracts if they're committed, but the board has forgotten to balance the team.
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