Another Todd Boehly controversy revealed! Chelsea owner sacked Thomas Tuchel after manager embarrassed him with half-time dressing room visit denial

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Thomas Tuchel reportedly denied Todd Boehly access to the dressing room during Chelsea's win over West Ham in September.
  • Boehly denied dressing room entry by Tuchel
  • Contributed to decision to sack German
  • American has made visits a regular occurrence since

WHAT HAPPENED? With visits to the Chelsea dressing room becoming more frequent with the club desperately struggling for form, talkSPORT have reported that co-owner Boehly tried the tactic as early as September when Tuchel was still in charge of the club. This incident stood out, however, because it came at half-time of an intense 2-1 win over West Ham, as the American was denied entry by the infuriated head coach.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The report claims that Boehly - who co-owns the club alongside Behdad Eghbali - wanted to give a group of guests including children a personal tour at half-time of the game. Tuchel denied the request, however, to the surprise of the American.

It clearly did the head coach no favours as a tricky start to the season had him in hot water with the new owners, before being sacked just a game later and replaced by Graham Potter.

AND WHAT'S MORE: In the time since, proceedings have only spiralled at the club, with Potter sacked having been unable to get a tune out of a huge squad of players and Frank Lampard going winless in his first four games as interim manager. Boehly has now made heading to the dressing room a regular occurrence, with the club in desperate need of an upturn in form from somewhere.

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WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? With the Blues now out of the Champions League, all focus turns to trying to find points in the Premier League while searching for a new permanent manager.