Ex-Man Utd man explains how ‘mad’ Boehly has ‘killed’ Lampard in his Chelsea ‘circus

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has “killed” Frank Lampard thanks to his “bad attitude and lack of understanding of English football,” according to Paul Parker.

The Blues have had a terrible first season under Boehly’s ownership with Lampard’s side currently sitting 11th in the Premier League table.

A 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday night ended their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with Chelsea currently 17 points adrift of fourth-placed Newcastle United.

The Chelsea board sacked Graham Potter – who succeeded Thomas Tuchel in September – earlier this month after just 12 wins in 31 matches and replaced him with Lampard as an interim boss.

However, Lampard has now lost all four of his first four matches in charge despite the club spending £600m on new players over the last two transfer windows.

And former Manchester United left-back Paul Parker claims Boehly’s “American way” of doing things “doesn’t work” in the Premier League.

Parker told BeMyBet: “What Todd Boehly did after that Brighton game is mad. Absolutely mad. The fact that he went to the dressing room and had the audacity to speak in a negative way to the players again is crazy.

“He did it under Thomas Tuchel as well. The dressroom area is the manager’s and only the manager’s. The manager manages from there and the moment an owner comes in there to speak negatively about the players or the performance is a big problem.

“But it is a very American way of being in charge of something. In America the owner would have a big say and they would scream and demand something after a game, which doesn’t work at all.”

Parker added: “So, Todd Boehly hasn’t helped Frank Lampard by doing that. He killed Lampard by doing that with such a bad attitude and lack of understanding of English football.

“Todd Boehly is putting his manager in a tough situation. The manager’s job is to protect his players and what is the manager going to do after something like that?

“Is he just going to sit with his arms crossed and do nothing or is he trying to deliver something constructive to his players after that? If he is not saying anything then he has lost all his players but if he does say something then he is going against the owner of the club.”

And the former England international continued: “Honestly, I think it would be a very good bet now to put a bet on Chelsea not going to win a single Premier League game in the rest of the season.

“Everyone is laughing at Chelsea right now. It’s an embarrassment. An absolute embarrassment for them. The club has actually been made into a circus.”

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