Mauricio Pochettino experienced a disappointing match against Wolves, with Chelsea suffering a 4-2 defeat at home. This defeat saw the team drop into the bottom half of the table. The match saw Cole Palmer scoring the opening goal for Chelsea, but the team’s performance was marred by Own Goals from Axel Disasi and goals from Matheus Cunha, leading to a hat-trick for the Brazilian.
There are concerns about the team’s performance and pressure is mounting on the coach. One of the key concerns is Ben Chilwell’s performance as he continues his recovery from injury. The Argentine head coach has been forced to make adjustments to the team due to Chilwell’s absence, with Levi Colwill being used out of position.
The team’s vulnerability in defense was evident as Wolves were able to exploit Chilwell’s positioning and Pedro Neto’s involvement in the match. Chilwell’s ineffectiveness has raised questions about his role in the team, particularly in a back four this season. Raheem Sterling’s performance is also under scrutiny as he has not scored a league goal for over two months.
His influence on the team has been diminishing, and he faced challenges in the match against Wolves. Sterling’s missed chances and frustrations were evident, leading to his substitution and reported dissatisfaction with the decision. The match against Wolves highlighted several issues for Chelsea, including defensive vulnerabilities, ineffective player performances, and frustration among the players.
These issues will need to be addressed as the team aims to improve its performance in future matches.