Former Arsenal defender explains Pochettino’s struggle at Chelsea


Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna explains Mauricio Pochettino’s struggle at Chelsea football club in this current campaign.

Sagna believes that the Argentine is very unfortunate as Blues are currently struggling with number of injuries. Chelsea’s slow start in this current campaign has been a area of concern for Pochettino.

Co-owner Todd Boehly brought Pochettino this summer after Chelsea’s one of the worst campaigns in recent history. Blues finishes 12th in the Premier League last term, they second worst finish in 30 years.

However, nothing has changed in this current campaign. Blues are still struggling to find their rhythm despite winning four out of last six matches.

After Chelsea’s 2:0 victim over Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao cup, Pochettino claims it’s quite early to judge his team’s performance. He said :-

“I think it’s not fair to talk because I think so many details happen and you need always some luck. I think one of the situations that happens is the injury of Nkunku. That is the player that we signed with the objective to provide the team with goals and help to be in a different position.

“Some circumstances that have arrived in a period that sometimes when we were leaving momentum, you need help. Like the games, we showed we created chances and we didn’t score. We play really well in too many games but we didn’t get what we deserved and some teams with on one shot on target score twice.

“The circumstances are the circumstances and we cannot complain but I think we deserve more if we talk about our performance. But sometimes we need to see ourselves and be critics, we need to be more aggressive in this type of period and maybe give more. In the last game we had chances, we were better than Brentford.

Former Arsenal man terms Chelsea as “unlucky” in this current campaign

Former Arsenal man Bacary Sagna agress with Pochettino as he claims Chelsea has been quite in recent past. He said :-

“I’ve seen a little bit of improvement in Chelsea this season under Pochettino. This is a team that is also in a rebuilding process.

“There are many teams that have historically been challenging for the Premier League title like Manchester United and Chelsea, but they are starting from the bottom at the moment. Chelsea are in the same position as Manchester United.

“They will have to go on similar journeys if they want to be successful again. This will not be an easy season for Chelsea, especially after shining so brightly for so many years in the Premier League. I am sure that they will get back to those levels again one day, but I couldn’t tell you when.

“They have so many new players. It’s really difficult for a coach to integrate so many new players at the same time. Chelsea have also been unlucky with injuries. They have lost a lot of key players to long-term injury, which has made things even more difficult for Pochettino.

“Christopher Nkunku hasn’t been able to play for the club in a meaningful game yet. Injuries are part of football, but Chelsea have had some bad luck. Nkunku is coming back now, and we will see what type of impact he can have on the team.

“Mudryk is a player that has brilliant ability, but he struggled to settle when he joined the club. He struggled with the pressure of his price tag, but he is an amazing player, and you can’t expect him to make the difference in the Premier League straight away after joining from a Ukrainian team.”

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