Mauricio Pochettino faces a daunting fight to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around. The Argentine stated after Sunday’s dreary home defeat of Chelsea to Wolves neither he nor his players were ‘good enough’. And he reported lack of commitment in training will do little to help steady the ship at Stamford Bridge.
Matheus Cunha bagged a hat-trick for Wolves as Chelsea were outclasses on home turf, conceding four goals for the second consecutive game. Pochettino is now facing fresh questions over his future. Despite Blues co-owner Todd Boehly initially planning to give him until the end of the season before conducting a two-way review meeting.
But the signs at Chelsea’s Cobham training complex are worrying. According to The Daily Mail, squad morale is said to be ‘noticeably low’ with players heading home as soon as possible.
Chelsea declining their standards:
There is reportedly little in the way of struggling stars staying behind after hours to hone their craft. Which is surely the kind of commitment Chelsea are crying out for after suffering 10 defeats in 23 Premier League matches.
Delivering feedback has also been a problem for Pochettino. Some Chelsea stars are reportedly unwilling to accept constructive criticism. It is as the ex-Tottenham manager scrambles desperately to find a winning recipe.
Signs of tension behind the scenes are popping up left and right. With Thiago Silva’s wife calling for ‘change’ on social media after Wolves ran riot in west London.
Chelsea started downgrading since Roman Abramovich sold the club to Todd Boehly. And since then, no signs of improvement or redeeming their lost glamour is seen in Chelsea. Also, Chelsea are slight above the zone of relegation in this season’s points table. Their future is still uncertain and they’re already out of UEFA champions league as well as europa and conference league.
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