Chelsea’s new chairman, Todd Boley, has come up with the idea of ​​an American-style Premier League all-star game between the teams from the north and the south.

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The new Blues co-owner, who also owns stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, said at the New York conference that he had already pitched the idea to his Premier League counterparts.

Both Major League Baseball and NBA Basketball host exhibition All-Star games featuring the best players from their respective conferences.

Boelli suggested the funds raised could be used to filter more money from the top of the game down the football pyramid.

“People are talking about more pyramid money, the MLB All-Star Game this year we made $200m (£171m) for Monday and Tuesday,” Boeli said.

“So we think we could do a north vs south all-star game for the Premier League, everything the pyramid needs quite easily.”

Boeli spoke at the SALT thought leaders conference and lifted the lid on Chelsea’s sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel, who led Chelsea to the Champions League in 2021, was sacked last week after a 1-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb.

Graham Potter has been appointed as Tuchel’s successor and Boelli has hinted at a breakdown in his relationship with the German.

“When you take over any business, you have to make sure you’re aligned with the people who are running the business,” Boeli added.

“Tuchel is obviously an extremely talented man who has had great success at Chelsea. Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to work with us, a coach who really wanted to work with us.

“It wasn’t about Zagreb, it was about the overall vision of what we want Chelsea to look like.

“It wasn’t a decision that was made because of one win or one loss. It was a decision that we felt was the right vision for the club.”

Boelli also confirmed Chelsea’s plans to create a multi-club model similar to City Football Group, which owns Manchester City.

“We will continually add resources,” he said.

“We talked about the multi-club model. I’d like to continue to build a trail.”

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