Report: What Todd Boehly did in roof top bar in Los Angeles which caught Chelsea's players by surprise

Reports suggest Todd Boehly took Chelsea players by surprise as he told them about his ambition to help the Blues flourish under his ownership.

According to The Athletic, the American’s rousing speech in a roof top bar in Los Angeles came out of nowhere, leaving the players shocked, although it is not the first time he has told the squad of his desires to help Chelsea build.

The American took over the club in a delicate manner, given the publicity surrounding prior owner Roman Abramovich’s exit from the club.

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Boehly surprises Chelsea players

While his arrival came too late to resolve terms with departing Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea fans will be pleased with the business Boehly has already managed to complete.

The American has already secured the signing of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, with the England international apparently really impressed with his dealings with the new owner.

It appears the business is not done either, with The Athletic reporting that Boehly told the squad he is prepared to continue to invest in order to raise the bar from how they’ve performed in recent years.

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The report goes on to say that the speech left players optimistic about the future, with the mood at a high in the camp as things stand.

Boehly came in to the club with a lot going against him. Premier League supporters have a negative perception of American owners, given the issues fan bases like Manchester United’s or Liverpool’s have with their people in charge.

As well as this, Abramovich had proven an extremely popular owner to Chelsea fans up until his demise, so being the next group in was always going to be difficult.

However, supporters will be pleased with Boehly’s efforts so far, with him being notable in a lot of transfer negotiations that have already been discussed.

His initial start at the club has been highly encouraging, with the new owner clearly keen to show Chelsea supporters that the club is in very safe hands.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.