Mauricio Pochettino discussed the Chelsea project following their heavy defeat at Liverpool earlier in the week. He revealed that one of Chelsea’s main transfer targets for the summer is a top-quality free-kick taker. Despite their recent struggles, Chelsea did not make any signings in the just-ended transfer window. Pochettino expressed satisfaction with the squad but admitted the need for a specialist free-kick taker, acknowledging their deficiencies in scoring from set-pieces this season.
He mentioned the importance of player quality and highlighted James Ward-Prowse as a potential target to improve their set-piece efficiency. Pochettino emphasized the significance of having good takers and specialist players. He also addressed the injury struggles of key players like Ben Chilwell, Enzo Fernandez, and Reece James, expressing confidence in the squad’s improvement over the last two months.