Have Chelsea improved at all under Pochettino? Read what this former Chelsea striker has to say
Chelsea are currently going through what many consider their most difficult patch as a football club in recent years.
Despite hiring three different coaches in the last year, the Blues have missed out on European football, while finishing outside the top 10 in the English Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino is the man currently in charge at the West London club, but there doesn’t appear to be any improvements since he was named manager, with the Blues sitting outside the top half of the league table.
Two consecutive and damaging losses to Liverpool and Wolves in the last week have pushed Chelsea to 11th on the table, and opened up a massive 15-point gap between them and fourth-placed Aston Villa.
Things do really look bleak for Pochettino and his Blue army at the moment, and fans have started calling for the Argentine to be relieved of his job at Stamford Bridge— although former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton seems to think he should be allowed to stay on since there have been minor improvements at the club since he was hired.
He told the latest of It’s All Kicking Off!: “There have been minor improvements. They have scored as many goals this season as they did last season. They are more than likely to beat last season’s points tally. They are in a Carabao Cup final. Will people’s perception change if they win the Carabao Cup?”
It’s a good thing to score goals, but what good are they if they don’t translate into any meaningful progress in your campaign?
Chelsea have scored more goals than they did last season, but what about the defence? They conceded eight goals in two games last week. That’s certainly not a quality of a team looking to challenge for the title, more especially after spending so much to rebuild.
Pochettino’s job so far has so much to prove, with many questions unanswered.