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EPL: Boehly sets out Chelsea vision in first programme notes since takeover

Chelsea’s co-owner Todd Boehly has given a rare statement about his plans for the club alongside the various partners who bought the Blues in late May.

The chairman and interim sporting director has committed to investing in ‘quality talent’ as he looks to sign Barcelona duo Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie De Jong – alongside Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

Indeed, he also speaks about developing the stadium and continuing the club’s investment in youth, Emma Hayes’s women’s side and the Chelsea Foundation.

Ahead of their first home game against Tottenham, Boehly penned his first match day programme notes which will become a regular occurrence during his time in west London.

“We are excited and honoured to be here with you – your dedication, passion and loyalty have kept the blue flag flying high,” Boehly wrote.

“There’s a simple mantra that guides us every day: we want to win, together and make you proud.

“As one of the world’s elite football clubs, Chelsea sits at the pinnacle of the game. We want to build on this remarkable history of success by acquiring quality talent across our senior, youth and women’s teams, exploring ways to improve the game-day experience – such as the Bridge and Kingsmeadow – and continuing our service to the community, including the vital work of the Chelsea Foundation.

“Today’s game is an opportunity to welcome our new signings to the Bridge for the first time as Chelsea players. There is so much to accomplish together.

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“The same excitement goes for our women’s team and academy set-ups, both of which are among the very best in the world. We’re so proud of their successes, and we eagerly await next month, when Emma Hayes brings the Chelsea Women squad here to the Bridge to begin their WSL title defence.

“We are looking forward to Chelsea’s bright future this year – and every year. So let us sit back and cheer, and let Thomas [Tuchel] and the boys hear us roar.”

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