By Dr Dan Plumley

1st Aug, 2022 | 6:00pm

Finance guru: Todd Boehly has now formed 'crucial' Chelsea alliance amid boardroom 'fight'

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly will have used a meeting with fellow Premier League chairman to form “crucial” boardroom alliances.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the American billionaire’s networking strategy in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

Boehly appointed himself chairman following his consortium’s £4.25billion takeover of the Blues in May,

The Athletic reported last Monday (25 July) that the 48-year-old recently organised a dinner with his 19 opposite numbers in the Premier League.

Plumley insists that strong links at board level are even more important amid the continuing fallout following the failed Super League plot in April last year.

“It very much reads like a sounding-out exercise,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“Networking in these ownership circles is crucial. This is probably the first time he has sat down with them all face to face.

“He will be finding out who is thinking what, what the other chairmen’s perspective on Chelsea, and who he can potentially look to for support and vice versa.

“There is a lot of fallout and internal fights still left over from the Super League. Chelsea were part of that group even if it was nothing to do with him. He will want to smooth that out.

“Also, he’ll be thinking about voting. There are big-ticket items on the agenda in terms of the fan-led review, governance and independent regulation. There will be some fact-finding and getting the lie of the land.”

In other news, pundit suggests Chelsea have found perfect Timo Werner replacement after deal agreed.