Todd Boehly

New Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has been pictured watching the Blues train and even giving a speech to the squad during their pre-season tour in USA.

The Blues are set to play three pre-season matches in America before flying to Italy to continue their tour, as they prepare for the upcoming Premier League season.

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, has been a big part of the tour so far by setting up a visit to baseball team LA Dodgers who he also part owns.

Not only that, the American has taken a very hands on approach by watching the Blues undergo training in California, as he was seen stood on the sidelines as boss Thomas Tuchel took a session.

The new owner got to take a look at his maiden £50million signing Raheem Sterling at the training session, after the club unveiled the England international was joining from Premier League rivals Manchester City earlier this week.

Boehly also took time out to give a speech to the entire squad at the training base in LA to share his thoughts and wisdom.

Sterling’s capture represents a statement of intent by Chelsea, who finished third in last season’s Premier League, as they attempt to close the gap on top two City and Liverpool.

The 27-year-old won four league titles during his time at the Etihad Stadium with City and the Blues will hope he can now help them deliver similar success.

Owner Boehly is not hands on by watching the team train, he is keen to be very active in the transfer market to ensure that they can compete at the top end of the league table, as they begin a new era.

The Blues are edging closer to completing a £34m deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and have been heavily linked with a number of other elite players.

They have, however, seen the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen depart of free transfers while Romelu Lukaku re-joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal.

Boss Tuchel has been open about the need to strengthen the squad after seeing key defensive players depart and to help the squad compete with the top teams such as City and Liverpool this campaign.

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