Thierry Henry aims to dig Todd Boehly after Chelsea owner Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne gaffe and his proposed Premier League changes


Thierry Henry has taken aim at Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over his suggested changes to the Premier League and his blunder over Chelsea academy stars.

Earlier this week, Boehly proposed that the traditional three-on-three relegation format be overhauled and replaced with a four-team tournament.


Boehly crossed paths discussing Chelsea’s academy success

He also suggested a ‘North vs South’ All-Star Match which could raise funds for the EFL.

If that wasn’t controversial enough, Boehly wrongly claimed that Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne were Blues academy products.

Boehly said: “We have one of the best academies in the world.

“Our academy is Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mason Mount, Trevoh Chalobah.”

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry weighed in on the debate and criticized Boehly’s view that European football could learn from the sport in the United States.

“Did he say a lesson? A lesson? What’s that supposed to mean? What are they trying to teach? A lesson? Are you a teacher or something?” Henry told CBS Sports.

Thierry Henry hit back at Boehly's suggested Premier League changes

Thierry Henry hit back at Boehly’s suggested Premier League changes

“The commentary on De Bruyne and Mo Salah…just learn your own lessons and then come back and teach us something.”

While Chelsea can claim some credit for Salah’s trip, he actually joined the club aged 22 from Swiss side Basel.

It was a similar story for De Bruyne, who joined the club aged 21, before joining Wolfsburg and then City, where he currently shines.

Mohamed Salah left Chelsea in 2016

Boehly claimed credit for creating Salah, who actually joined Chelsea aged 22

Kevin De Bruyne (Chelsea to Wolfsburg, 2014)

Chelsea were also part of De Bruyne’s journey before he established himself as a world champion with Man City

Boehly received widespread backlash for comments made at the Salt New York 2022 event.

He was answering questions about his new business venture where he talked about the club’s ability to nurture and create young players.


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