Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea team has let in four goals in each of their last two matches (Image: Getty). Pochettino faces a tough task to reverse Chelsea’s fortunes.
After Sunday’s disappointing home loss to Wolves, the Argentine admitted that neither he nor his players were ‘good enough’, and reported lack of commitment in training adds to the challenges at Stamford Bridge. Wolves’ Matheus Cunha scored a hat-trick as Chelsea, outperformed at home, conceded four goals for the second consecutive game.
Pochettino is now under renewed scrutiny despite Blues co-owner Todd Boehly intending to review his performance at the end of the season. According to The Daily Mail, team morale is noticeably low, with players leaving as soon as possible, and little evidence of struggling stars staying behind to improve.
Matheus Cunha took home the match ball after defeating Chelsea (Image: Getty). Providing feedback has also been an issue for Pochettino.
Some Chelsea players are reportedly unwilling to accept constructive criticism, as the former Tottenham manager searches for a winning formula. A heated argument between Pochettino and Silva during the win over Tottenham in November reveals underlying tensions.
Chelsea will visit Aston Villa for an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday, seeking to turn their fortunes around. Pochettino is under pressure after the latest defeat.
Regarding trust in Pochettino, Chelsea legend Chris Sutton said to BBC Radio 5 Live: “They have no choice but to hang on in there and hope he gradually improves them. “When you spend that kind of money you would expect the team to be slicker and better than they are at this moment in time.
They have made tiny bit of progress if you compare it to last season but last season was so bad it was impossible not to do that.”