Reports have claimed that Todd Boehly has been turning up to Chelsea training sessions alongside co-owner Behdad Eghbali.
According to The Times, the players saw this as added pressure when preparing for games this season.
It has not been a secret that Boehly has enjoyed a hands-on approach up to now, as his first season at the helm at Stamford Bridge is set to come to an end.
The result is certainly not one they would have desired. The club are set to finish in the bottom half of the table.
This is despite spending plenty of money in the last two transfer windows to try and strengthen the squad, using different approaches in both.
Last summer saw a scattergun approach to bringing in a host of big names for manager of the time Thomas Tuchel to try and work his magic with.
Boehly put pressure on Chelsea players
After a lot of them struggled to fit in, they went big again in January to try and address the positions that had emerged as real weaknesses this season.
Their additions included the club-record signing of Enzo Fernandez, who came in on deadline day after fierce negotiations with Benfica.
Other than him though, it has been more of the same in terms of underwhelming impacts on the club as a whole.
Players may be encouraged by recent news that Boehly is take a step back in his duties for next season, as he hands footballing matters over to the team he has hired to deal with those matters.
One of those, director Joe Shields, looks like he is already setting his precedent as far as transfers are concerned.
He was seen commenting on the Instagram of Moises Caicedo last night after Brighton secured Europa League football for next season.