told players their current situation is ‘embarrassing’ after addressing the squad in the dressing room following Saturday’s defeat to Brighton.
their third straight defeat since ’s arrival as interim manager having failed to win any of their last six games.
Boehly, along with other co-owners Behdad Eghbali and Hansjorg Wyss, entered the dressing room at full-time with the American following another dismal defeat.
reports the co-owners made sure Lampard had finished delivering his post-match assessment before .
Boehly is understood to have described the club’s current plight, with the club sat 11th in the Premier League table, as ‘embarrassing’, making it clear the group has fallen way short of expectations following a spending spree of £600million.
Boehly is also said to have delivered a pep talk ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown against Real Madrid.
but in reality, the score line could have been far worse with Ben Chilwell sent off on the night.
Boehly stressed tomorrow’s clash at Stamford Bridge is a golden opportunity to keep the season alive and restore some pride.
. Fans positioned above the director’s box at Stamford Bridge were seen venting their frustration towards Boehly, who was seen holding his arms out apologetically during another dismal performance from his side.
Chelsea overcame a first leg defeat to eliminate Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round of 16 earlier this year but face a sterner task against the 14-times champions.
In a rather worrying admission, Lampard suggested one of the biggest problems he currently faces is over the fitness levels in the squad.
Quizzed about the current status of his squad, Lampard said: ‘At the minute, it has been mostly conversations and meetings than training pitch stuff.
‘Training pitch stuff was all pretty walkthrough and low level because of the [tiredness] in the legs. It is more about speaking to the players individually. When we do get the chance to work, I think the team needs some physical work.
‘I think that’s important for us because at this level you have to be right on the limit and we are not on the limit right now. I think that can be a capacity thing with the players for whatever reason. It doesn’t matter how we got there but it needs to be addressed now.’
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