Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted “the homeowners are upset” following their 1-0 residence defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Blues dominated the ball, however Malo Gusto’s second-half purple card ramped up the stress and Ollie Watkins scored within the 73rd minute to sentence Chelsea to their third league defeat in simply six video games this season.
The west London membership have now solely received certainly one of their opening six Premier League matches of the 2023-24 marketing campaign and are languishing down in 14th place within the English prime flight standings.
The loss to Villa takes Chelsea’s document in 2023 to seven wins, 10 attracts and 18 defeats in all competitions, with the 3-0 victory over Luton City their solely win of the brand new season.
Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have spent over €1 billion since taking on at Stamford Bridge in 2022, with €462.1m of that coming this summer time.
Nevertheless, Pochettino has been unable to search out outcomes, regardless of a promising pre-season, and Chelsea are nearer to Burnley in twentieth (4 factors) than they’re to West Ham in seventh (5 factors). Manchester Metropolis are already 13 factors away from the Blues.
What has Pochettino stated?
The previous Tottenham Hotspur supervisor was requested concerning the homeowners’ ideas throughout his post-match press convention after the defeat to Villa. “Sure, after all the homeowners are upset – however on the similar time they should help the plan,” he stated.
Pochettino was then questioned about repair the dearth of targets in Chelsea’s staff and he replied: “We now have the squad we have now, we have to attempt to construct the boldness and provides them the entire help they want as a result of they should carry out on the pitch.
“The efficiency is sweet, not glorious, however we’re lacking targets. I [will] begin tomorrow once more to arrange [for] the sport on Wednesday and hope we are able to rating [on] Wednesday.”
Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT.