Chelsea's season has been a miserable one so far with Graham Potter failing to inspire a significant upturn in fortune for the Blues since his arrival in September.
On the contrary, Chelsea currently languish as low as 10th in the Premier League table, one point and one place below local rivals Fulham. Potter's men are way off the pace and well behind the rest of their big-six rivals, with Chelsea an astonishing 31 points behind London rivals and league leaders Arsenal.
With that being said, the Blues remain in the race for Champions League glory and are gearing up for a quarter-final meeting with reigning champions Real Madrid next month. Potter will be keeping a keen eye on the international break and hoping none of his stars pick up an injury.
Here are three main headlines centred around the Blues on Friday, March 24.
Boehly breaks silence
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has broken his silence after the club were criticised for a banner that sits inside Stamford Bridge appeared on Apple TV series Ted Lasso in an altered state.
The club after they faced allegations of disrespecting Blues legend Ray Wilkins, who has been remembered at Stamford Bridge with a banner at the stadium that references a quote from club icon Frank Lampard.
Chelsea's record goalscorer once said: "They don't make them like Ray anymore", a phrase that now sits proudly on the banner. Ted Lasso has utilised a play on words to reference one of the main characters Roy Kent so that it now reads: "They don't make them like Roy anymore".
Boehly has since issued a response after coming in for criticism as he explained: "We had nothing to do these arrangements. The deal w/ apple was struck in 1Q/22.
"We are sorry it affected so many and mostly we care about Ray and his family. We would also point out that none of the “Chelsea” players were actual Chelsea players. Hopefully, that was clear."
Find the full story HERE.
Surprise big money signing inbound
Chelsea's next expected arrival is looking to make a difference on the pitch, but not in the way you might think.
The Blues sacked head groundsman Jason Griffin after three decades at the club as well as his son Reisse. However, they are gearing up to appoint former Real Madrid and Arsenal groundsman Paul Burgess in his place.
Burgess is widely considered as the best in his field despite pursuing other interests since his departure from the Spanish capital in 2020.
He won rave reviews for the way he kept the Santiago Bernabeu turf in perfect condition and it was a similar story years prior at the Emirates.
Now on the verge of a return to London, Burgess will be aiming to achieve a similar level of success at the Bridge.
Read the full story HERE.
Cucurella's transfer confession
Marc Cucurella has admitted he didn't know who British record transfer Enzo Fernandez was and had to google the Argentine before his arrival in January.
Speaking to ESPN’s Sports Centre, the Spanish defender said: “I liked to watch matches in which my friends were playing, so I was watching Argentina because of Alexis [MacAllister].
“I think I said, ‘I really like number 24, he’s very good!’ But I didn’t even know where he played! I had to go and search on my phone! As I watched more games, I told my family and friends that I really liked him a lot. And then he came to Chelsea!
“I told Enzo that I had liked him at the World Cup. He’s a good guy, I’m waiting for him to cook me a barbecue."
Read Cucurella's comments in full HERE.