Chelsea’s Boehly Makes a Bold Statement with Potter Meeting After Dortmund win
Todd Boehly conveyed a distinct message to Chelsea by meeting with Graham Potter after Potter led his team to a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, securing their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The outcome of Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League could have significant implications for both Graham Potter and Todd Boehly’s ownership reputation. Chelsea’s win was made possible by goals from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz, which helped them recover from a 1-0 first-leg defeat at Signal Iduna Park and progress to the quarter-finals.
The win comes as a relief to Potter, who faced intense scrutiny over his future following his team’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham two weeks ago. The victory also marks the first time Tottenham has won consecutive matches since October, further alleviating pressure on Potter.
When the referee Danny Makkelie blew the final whistle, the Chelsea players, staff, and fans were visibly emotional, reflecting the significance of the result for the club. After the match, footage captured the scene inside the tunnel, revealing Todd Boehly’s reaction.
Boehly, the co-owner, was seen waiting in the Stamford Bridge tunnel for Potter to return from media duty. He then greeted the Chelsea boss with a handshake and offered him a hug. The US billionaire was all smiles, indicating his unwavering support for Potter despite external pressure to sever ties with the Englishman.
According to Spylax Media, Potter has continued to receive the backing of the Chelsea ownership despite the challenging period. Boehly has previously expressed his desire to establish a long-term project at Stamford Bridge and avoid abandoning ship during tough times.
The quarter-final berth in the UEFA Champions League gives Chelsea a chance to salvage their 2022/23 season, as they are unlikely to secure a top-four spot in the Premier League. The draw for the next round and semi-final will take place on Friday, and Chelsea fans will be hoping to see their team replicate Thomas Tuchel’s success in the competition in the coming weeks.