Mauricio Pochettino received a clear message from Chelsea fans as Raheem Sterling mocked despite Leicester win

Chelsea’s six-word chant to Mauricio Pochettino as Raheem Sterling jeered despite Leicester win

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino received a clear message from supporters as his side faltered in their FA Cup tie against Leicester City. The Blues progressed to the semi-finals but not before surrendering a 2-0 lead in the second half.

It has been another difficult season for Chelsea but the club has fared well in cup competitions, previously reaching the Carabao Cup final. Pochettino’s side looked to have essentially booked another trip to Wembley before half-time after goals from Marc Cucurella and Cole Palmer.

However, after the interval an astonishing own goal from Axel Disasi provided Leicester with some unexpected momentum, with forward Stephy Mavididi capitalising to put the Foxes back on level terms. Raheem Sterling had also seen his first half penalty saved and the attention of Chelsea fans soon turned to Pochettino as his side continued to falter in front of goal.

Leicester were reduced to 10 men in the 73rd minute after defender Callum Doyle was shown a red card for bringing down Nicolas Jackson on the edge of the penalty area. Sterling stepped up to take the free-kick but skied his effort high and wide, leading to derision from the Stamford Bridge crowd.

Chants of ‘Get him off’ could be heard towards Sterling, who endured a strange game against Leicester. Despite missing several chances to get on the scoresheet, the forward did supply the assist for Cole Palmer’s goal to put Chelsea 2-0 up.

Shortly after the free-kick incident, Mykhailo Mudryk was replaced by Carney Chukwuemeka, a decision that irked a section of Chelsea fans. The substitution was booed and followed by chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ being directed at Pochettino. Sterling was eventually replaced by Noni Madueke to a mixture of jeers and applause.

Chelsea had the final word in the dramatic cup tie as the Blues made their one-man advantage count. Chukwuemeka finished off a stylish move to seal the win for Chelsea in added time. An impressive finish from Noni Madueke ensured that the game ended 4-2, which was a generous scoreline given Chelsea’s problems in the second half.

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