Mauricio Pochettino opens up after Bournemouth draw

Chelsea have only won one match this season

By Web Desk
September 17, 2023
Pochettino says that fans can do whatever they want after drawing against Bournemouth — AFP

Chelsea have spent around €460 million during the summer transfer window but there seems to be no end to their misery as the Blues held a goalless draw against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

Despite signing top talents like Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and many more, Chelsea continue to struggle to develop a consistent playing style.

In five Premier League (PL) matches this season, the Blues could only win one match while they lost two and drew as much.

Apart from their on-field struggles, Chelsea are also having a hard time off the field with some of their key players like Nkunku, skipper Reece James, and Wesley Fofana out and the dates of their return have not been determined yet.

Pochettino's side now sits 14th on the points table and the fans are losing patience with every game.

“What can we do?” said Pochettino. “For me, I have nothing to say. The fans can do whatever they want.

“We know what we need to do, we are strong in our belief. We have 12 injured and today we had three or four young guys and two keepers on the bench.

“I’m going to cry? I’m going to complain? To who? I need to accept this, the challenge and keep being positive.”

The Argentinian continued: “Bournemouth is a good team, they are going to compete. Every team is going to compete and be difficult.

“But these are the circumstances we need to accept and be positive, patient. We are not going to change in the way we do things.

“What I can tell the fans is the circumstance that we cannot change,” he said. “The reality that we cannot change. We have too many players (injured). We’re a team that would be strong if we are together.

“Even Manchester City, Arsenal, when they have all the squad fit, they can compete for everything. Why is it different for us? It’s because of what? We don’t have all the squad available from the beginning of the season

It must be noted that Chelsea have failed to score in their last two PL outings.