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Gary Neville mocks Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and compares him to Ed Woodward

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Gary Neville has mocked Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s approach to the transfer market by comparing him to the unpopular former Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

The Blues are looking to bring in more players before the window closes on Thursday, having already made around £150million this summer.

Performance on the pitch left much to be desired, however, with Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Southampton, the third time they have not won in five games this season.

Gary Neville lashes out at Todd Boehly’s approach to the transfer market on social media

Neville labeled the Chelsea owner 'Todd Woodwood' in reference to former Manchester United vice-chairman Ed - comparing their approach to the transfer market

Neville labeled the Chelsea owner ‘Todd Woodwood’ in reference to former Manchester United vice-chairman Ed – comparing their approach to the transfer market

Neville struck out at Boehly in a reply to former England team-mate John Terry, who had criticized his former squad’s display at St Mary’s.

The Sky Sports pundit wrote to Terry in his response: “Your husband Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering like a kid in a candy store.”

A Chelsea fan hit back at Neville, claiming that not every American is like Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family.

Neville replied, “It’s just bull’s eye and untenable. I doubt this approach will go well.’

Chelsea have had a busy summer with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, while Wesley Fofana from Leicester comes in on a £70m deal plus extras.

Neville responded to a tweet from Chelsea legend John Terry who expressed frustration at the club's 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Tuesday night.

Neville responded to a tweet from Chelsea legend John Terry who expressed frustration at the club’s 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Tuesday night.

Neville further slammed Boehly's 'scattergun' approach in response to a Chelsea supporter

Neville further slammed Boehly’s ‘scattergun’ approach in response to a Chelsea supporter

Chelsea have had a busy first summer under Boehly and more signings are on the way

Chelsea have had a busy first summer under Boehly and more signings are on the way

They are also still looking for a new striker, with Barcelona and former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang possibly arriving late.

They had also been linked with a potential £60m deal for 21-year-old Everton star Anthony Gordon, although Toffees manager Frank Lampard indicated on Tuesday the youngster would stay.

However, Chelsea have been linked with a slew of other options this summer, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Frenkie de Jong, Harry Maguire and Wilfried Zaha.

Earlier this month, Neville compared Chelsea’s approach in the transfer market under Boehly to United under Woodward.

He told the Overlap: ‘Chelsea have that kind of, Manchester United under the Glazers, Ed Woodward, ‘I take over, I’m the man now, I go out and basically buy the players’ and then they are linked with any player who wants Barcelona , every player who wants City, every player who wants United.

‘They’re almost like they’re jumping around because it feels like he [Todd Boehly] must do something. I hear his name too often. It feels like, it’s not to be disrespectful, you know he’s a prominent man, he just bought the club and everything.

Neville said earlier this month that Chelsea's approach to being connected to any player rival teams wanted

Neville said earlier this month that Chelsea’s approach to being connected to any player rival teams wanted “feels like” what it was like for Manchester United under Woodward (pictured)

“He has run a fund that has paid £2 and a half billion, but to get rid of all those football operations that have been incredible all these years and do it myself, it feels like Ed Woodward to me. We will see it develop.’

Boehly is ready to give manager Thomas Tuchel what he needs to complete his squad as they build on their third place finish last season.

However, their ambitions have been met with a setback after recent losses to both Leeds and Southampton.

Chelsea have had a busy summer attracting the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly .

Chelsea have had a busy summer attracting the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly .

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the players Chelsea still want to sign

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the players Chelsea still want to sign

Terry, in the post to which Neville replied, vented that Chelsea looked “very unbalanced” against the Saints.

In a tweet on Wednesday morning, he wrote: “I hate to see us beaten.

Southampton was very good but we look very unbalanced at the moment. I can’t wait for the window to close and be our regular squad, team and formation.’

“We miss Reece (James) so much when he’s not playing. 22 years old and I think a future captain.’

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