MOBILE GROAN FOOTBALL fans hilariously joked Chelsea owner Todd Boehly preferred to play games on his phone than watch his new-look side’s goalless draw with Fulham.
The American businessman, 49, has spent a remarkable £606MILLION on new players since taking over from Roman Abramovich in May of last year.
The cameras caught Todd Boehly on his phone during the game
Fans have joked he was playing games rather than watching the match
Chelsea’s spending spree since Boehly’s takeover
Yet the Blues continue to struggle for results under manager Graham Potter, with the disappointing 0-0 against their neighbours on Friday night leaving them ninth in the Premier League.
And Boehly did himself no favours after he was caught by the Sky Sports cameras looking intently at his phone during the match.
Reacting on social media, one person said: “Boehly was playing video games and saw himself on camera then pretended to watch the game 😂😂😂”.
Another added: “Todd Boehly caught in 4K playing Call of Duty instead of watching his £620m flops”.
A third replied: “Todd Boehly caught playing Clash Of Clans at the Chelsea game 🤣🤣🤣”.
And a fourth said: “Boehly’s playing Football Manager on his phone trying to find the next five star potential winger 😭😭😭”.
January signings Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Noni Madueke all featured for Chelsea during the Fulham clash.
Summer arrivals Marc Cucurella and Raheem Sterling were also involved at Stamford Bridge.
Boehly spent £276m ahead of the 2022/23 season but did not see the desired impact – which led to the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.
Following the arrival of Potter, the American owner then spent £330m in the January window, and that figure could still rise once add-ons are paid out.
Among the new arrivals was Fernandez – who broke the British transfer record in his move from Benfica.
And the Argentine, 22, impressed on his Chelsea debut as he controlled the Blues midfield.
But it was not enough to break down Fulham’s organised defensive unit.
The result leaves Chelsea nine points adrift of the top four, with a trip to West Ham next up for Boehly’s star-studded squad.
They then return to Champions League action to take on Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 tie.