Chelsea: supporters are fed up with Mauricio Pochettino


By: Manu Tournoux

One defeat too many. Beaten on Sunday during the 18th day of the Premier League on the pitch at Wolverhampton (2-1), Chelsea fell to tenth place, with eight defeats already conceded since the start of the season. This 10th place and these results well below expectations increasingly annoy the London fans, who did not hesitate to express their fed up. Chelsea is also the worst team in the Premier League over the calendar year with 19 losses in total. Only Almeria (24 defeats), Werder (20) and Empoli (also 20) have lost more than the Blues this year.

The starting line-up at Wolverhampton was notably criticized, with a tandem composed of Armando Broja and Nicolas Jackson which did not please at all. The Senegalese international was also generally criticized for his lack of efficiency by Blues supporters present at Molineux Stadium on Sunday. On social networks, they even rejoiced at his exit, specifying that he now had more yellow cards (8) than goals scored in the Premier League (7).


Mauricio Pochettino also tried to defend him at a press conference. “If we compare Jackson with different players, he scored goals. We can’t blame him, it’s the team. He is young and expectations are huge at Chelsea. The quality players are here, they wouldn’t be at Chelsea otherwise. It’s about knowing how to mix these players (…) It’s a young team, which feels more pressure. That’s why the fans are frustrated.”

But the speeches no longer get through to the supporters, tired of the lack of progress of the squad and the lack of cohesion of the team. Marcus Bettinelli (31), the goalkeeper of the reserve team, was even booked in stoppage time, which provoked several mockery from the London fans. And they did not hesitate to trend the hashtag #PochettinOut, which should bring back memories for Paris Saint-Germain fans.

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