‘S*** f***ing game!’: Chelsea owner Todd Boehly expressed his dismay at a brutal assessment of their 2-2 draw against Everton… after the side were thrown out Graham Potter’s TWO lead and conceded an 89th-minute equalizer in a blow to Europe’s hopes
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly could not hide his disappointment after watching his side concede a late equalizer in their 2-2 draw against Everton on Saturday.
After winning their last three games in all competitions, Graham Potter’s side looked on course for another victory when they went ahead through Joao Felix early in the second half.
Everton hit back through Abdoulaye Doucoure, but Kai Havertz’s penalty 14 minutes from time looked to have sealed all three points for the Blues. There was more drama to come, however, as Ellis Simms came off the bench to rescue a point for the Toffees with a superb finish in the 89th minute.
Potter admitted afterwards his side had failed to control the latter stages of the contest, and Boehly’s assessment was even harsher. As the American left Stamford Bridge, he was asked by a fan for his thoughts on the match, and quickly replied: ‘S*** f***ing game!’
The result leaves Chelsea in 10th place, 11 points outside the Champions League places, and they are in real danger of disappearing from European football altogether.
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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly (left) hit out at his side’s display in their 2-2 draw at Everton
Ellis Simms (left) grabbed a late equalizer for Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night
Simms gets past Kalidou Koulibaly (left) before finding the net
The Blues are four points behind seventh place, which is likely to be the last place in Europe, and Brighton have two games in hand on them.
Potter was under intense pressure at the start of the month after just two wins in 15 matches split the Chelsea board over whether he was the right man to take the club forward.
However, wins against Leeds, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester appear to have turned the tide.
He also drew praise from fans earlier in the week for showing more personality at a club event when he insisted ‘we’re going to try to win the Champions League!’
Potter appears to be slowly winning fans over, but dropping points at home to relegation-threatened Everton represents the latest setback for the 47-year-old who has endured a difficult first six months in charge west London since replacing Thomas Tuchel.
He is expected to return after the international break, with Chelsea set to host Liverpool at the start of next month, before facing defending champions Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals next week.
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News/Image Sources: Daily Mail