Chelsea Football Club has been undergoing significant changes in recent months, with a number of high-ranking officials leaving the club in the wake of American tycoon Todd Boehly's arrival as owner. One of the departures that particularly impacted the players was that of former physiotherapist Jose Calvarro, who was a popular figure at Stamford Bridge.
Bringing Back A Vital Piece To The Puzzle
However, Boehly has now caved in to pressure from the players and decided to bring Calvarro back to the club. The physiotherapist has agreed to work for Chelsea one day a week while still under contract with Italian second division club Como, where former Chelsea player Dennis Wise is now chairman.
? Chelsea have been forced into a climbdown, after re-hiring a physio they sacked last year following a plea from players to bring him back.
Jose Calvarro left in September after more than six years at Stamford Bridge as part of an overhaul of backroom staff by new owners Todd… — Chelsea Dodgers (@TheBlueDodger) April 28, 2023
Struggling Interim Manager Frank Lampard
Chelsea's current form is not looking good, with interim manager Frank Lampard on a five-game losing streak and the club scoring only one goal since the sacking of manager Thomas Potter on April 2.
The Blues are currently 11th in the Premier League table with six games to go, and Lampard knows that turning things around will not be easy. "I worry because if you're a Chelsea fan, you've been used to 20 years of success, and you want it more," Lampard said after Wednesday's 2-0 defeat at home to Brentford.
"I'll defend the players because I know they're young lads who want to do well. Is there an issue with confidence? Yeah. Is there an issue with the balance of the squad? Maybe, yeah." Lampard added, "I just told the players it is not a sob story that everything is going against us, but I can't talk about any application things about the squad.
They are trying everything, they are really disappointed in the dressing room and the fans should have no doubt about that." The return of Calvarro is a positive step for Chelsea, as the club looks to recover from a difficult period and return to the success that its fans have come to expect.