Chelsea shambles continues as Boehly turns to James Corden for next manager advice | Football | Sport
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Chelsea shambles continues as Boehly turns to James Corden for next manager advice | Football | Sport

Life for Chelsea under Todd Boehly has been nothing short of chaotic. The flamboyant American businessman flexed his financial muscles by forking out £88.5m on the untested Mykhaylo Mudryk, sacked Thomas Tuchel weeks into the 2022/2023 season in place for Graham Potter and recently appointed Frank Lampard as the club’s caretaker manager despite a torrid time in charge of Everton.

So, it is perhaps no surprise that the latter decision was influenced by a comedian. According to the Sun, TV star James Corden played a surprise role in Lampard’s shock appointment.

It is claimed that Boehly turned to Corden for advice over the next interim with his idea to pick Lamps being given the nod. Lampard has been appointed until the end of the season following the dismissal of Potter and got off to a shaky start as Blues boss.

The Chelsea legend watched his side fall to a 1-0 away defeat at the hands of relegation-battling Wolverhampton Wanderers. A game in which the west London club only recorded one shot on target over the full 90 minutes.

Speaking after the loss, Lampard told the BBC: “I thought the performance in the first half was 70% or so. It was enough for it to be an even game and there was a rocket from them out of nowhere.

“In the second half, there was more energy, more chances and we got more people in the box. Maybe it was [missing] that feeling we could score. We have been working here for one or two days and it’s about getting an understanding of that and the mindset of the team.

“There has been a lot of change and that’s not an excuse, but things need to improve and I think that performance summed it up. I have to get an understanding of it. When I say mindset, it’s not necessarily a negative. You have to get used to winning and make it a habit. Credit to Wolves today, they were physical and stuck in for a win.

“We will work and recreate. We will get into those positions and repeat it. Maybe there’s a feeling you won’t score. I’ve been there before and as a club we need to address it. It’s not where the club wants to be but it’s the reality and we have to work through it. You have to get to a point where you can move forward. We need to lift it more than we did today.”

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