Chelsea squad and new owner Todd Boehly at la usa for preseason

Several members of the Chelsea squad joined new owner Todd Boehly at the Dodger Stadium on a day where new star signing Raheem Sterling was announced as the American’s first piece of major business at the club.

Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Jorginho were all pictured at the home of the LA Dodgers as Chelsea continue to prepare for their pre-season tour of the USA.

Marcus Bettinelli and Malang Sarr also posed for pictures as Sterling donned the Chelsea dark blue for the first time.

Boehly, who took over Chelsea at the end of May after previous owner Roman Abramovic put the club up for sale following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, part owns baseball team LA Dodgers and is regularly in his home country.

Chelsea are set to play three pre-season matches in America before flying to Italy to continue their tour.

Players have also met rapper Snoop Dogg whilst out in the States, in what was viewed as a welcomed distraction to manager Thomas Tuchel’s extreme training sessions.

Young stars such as Billy Gilmour and Ethan Ampadu posed with the 50-year-old, as well as first teamers such as Kai Havertz.

Whilst the Blues stars could be seen to be enjoying the views at the stadium, the main attraction was England forward Raheem Sterling, who was confirmed as Chelsea’ first recruit of the summer on Thursday.

The £50million deal promises to get the ball rolling in the transfer market at Stamford Bridge with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly almost completed too.

Chelsea will kick off their games in the US on Sunday when they face Club America at the Allegiant Stadium.

They’ll then take on Charlotte FC on Thursday, before rounding up their tour against London rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

They’ll then head back to Europe to visit Udinese before they face Everton at Goodison Park on August 6 in their Premier League opener.


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