Pochettino finally explains key tactical change which helped secure comeback win against Crystal Palace

Mauricio Pochettino explains key tactical tweak which helped secure comeback win against Crystal Palace

Chelsea came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Monday night at Selhurst Park.

The Blues were abysmal in the first half, failing to record a shot on target, but scored three times after the break with Gallagher on target twice.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has explained what he did to turn the game around in the second half, which included moving Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell higher up the pitch.

“We were flat in the first 45 minutes, very disappointing,” Pochettino told Sky Sports. “We need to react to the game.

“We need to avoid that and start a game like this so flat. Maybe there was a foul when we conceded. We started the second half really well and we scored. It was a tough game but I’m so pleased.

“We just want to build our confidence and realise we need to be more consistent.

“We used two strikers in between the centre back and the full back. We put Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell higher and moved the ball quicker with Enzo Fernandez in a number 10 role. It helped us score.”

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