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New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is given a tough welcome in the Premier League as the Blues concede late equaliser

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Following Todd Boehly’s consortium agree to a deal for the sale of the club, the American businessman was present for the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge. It was a series of emotions for the Blues as they saw a goal disallowed for offside and Romelu Lukaku scored a brace, only for the team to eventually equalize from Conor Coady in the 97th minute.

As Boehly took it all in, he really showed the range of football fan emotions we’ve all come to know and love. In the 40th minute, Chelsea thought they had put the game ahead when Ruben Loftus-Cheek curled the back net after a pass from Lukaku, but he was ruled offside when he received the pass. Boehly thought he would have a good life with Chelsea.

Then came the VAR experience.

Lukaku would win and score a penalty, allowing the future Chelsea owner to experience his first goal from the touchline. It felt like a turning point for Chelsea, especially considering Lukaku scored after a good shift, which was remarkable given his recent struggles.

In true Chelsea fashion, however, the good times would not last as first Marcos Alonso was replaced by Saul after half-time through injury and then a double substitution by Wolves boss Bruno Lage in the 71st minute changed the game. Chiquinho and Fransisco Trincao replaced Ruben Neves and Romain Saiss. The two would combine for a goal just eight minutes later.

Thomas Tuchel may have thought the goal advantage would be enough to see victory and for most of the time it seemed that was the case, but deep in injury time Conor Coady put a ball over the line to level the situation.

It was a real ‘how it started / how it’s going’ moment for Boehly, but it could also be a damaging result for Chelsea. While third in the table, they are just four points ahead of Arsenal and five points ahead of Spurs, both of whom have games in hand. If the Blues don’t pick up points soon, there’s a slim chance they’ll fall out of a Champions League spot. And that would really be a disaster for the team and the man willing to buy them.

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Justin Scacco

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