Chelsea continues where they finished last season. After a disastrous previous season, it seems that the London club could suffer the same fate. A draw against Bournemouth away (0-0) does not inspire optimism among fans. Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed with the performance of his team, especially with the performance of the full-backs who gave too much space to the strikers and wings of the opposing team.
‘One thing I am disappointed is they [the full-backs] try to go forward too much and create confusion to the offensive players and give the opponent chances to get chances.’- Pochettino said, as quoted by METRO!
Pochettino believes that his team had to win this match considering the number of chances in the first half. ‘What the numbers say in the end is that it wasn’t enough. It’s always about the game, he said.
‘We should win 1-0, 2-0 today easily because in the first 30 minutes we had the chances. If we didn’t score and didn’t win the game maybe you need to say to the people that it wasn’t enough.'
Chelsea again has problems with the strikers, but also with other players.
The London team has been trying to find a solution for the striker for the past few seasons, but it seems they always create an even bigger problem for themselves. In addition, the rest of the reinforcements do not do such a good job.
Chelsea either has to change its transfer policy, or there is some deeper problem within the team.. ‘We need to be tough in the way that we are trying. We need to prove our efficiency in front of goal. We need to be calm also but these circumstances are not always easy for the players.
We cannot blame anyone. In the last 10 minutes, our full-backs and some defensive players wanted to do the jobs of the offensive players. Sometimes we couldn’t risk the point. I prefer that to being relaxed and calm. They care a lot about the game and situation. The effort was really good.’