Pochettino have to be feeling the warmth – he is fortunate it has been a circus at Man Utd

Mauricio Pochettino have to be feeling the warmth or cracking underneath strain as a result of some issues he’s saying simply not make any sense.

The Chelsea boss appeared irked this week that he confronted criticism after the Blues misplaced 4-2 at residence to Wolves to make it 10 Premier League defeats this season. That’s two extra losses than wins for Pochettino’s aspect.

But his defence was that Liverpool didn’t get criticism for dropping 3-1 away at Arsenal. Yes, that’s Jurgen Klopp’s crew who stay two factors away from the highest of the desk and had suffered simply their second defeat within the league this season.

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They additionally misplaced to Arsenal, by the way in which. A crew third within the desk which completed second final season and has a squad able to difficult for the title with the likes of £100m man Declan Rice.

Now you gained’t discover many larger followers of the job Gary O’Neil is doing at Wolves than me however Chelsea actually shouldn’t be dropping 4-2 at residence to his aspect. Not once they have two £100m midfielders of their crew.

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Mauricio Pochettino has disenchanted at Chelsea this season

It appears Pochettino doesn’t like somewhat little bit of criticism. Because he’s lastly beginning to face some. Yes, his aspect delivered a well timed efficiency to dump Aston Villa out of the FA Cup in midweek.

And they’re in a Carabao Cup decider this month. But they’ve been nicely under par this season. They’ve misplaced to West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Wolves twice, Villa, Manchester United, Everton, Newcastle and Liverpool.

That, I’m afraid, deserves a little bit of criticism. Pochettino can rely himself fortunate that Erik ten Hag has been overseeing a circus at Old Trafford this season or there would have been extra deal with him.

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The Argentina supervisor was an enormous success at Southampton and Tottenham throughout his time in England. While he certainly felt the strain at PSG throughout his interval there.

But Chelsea are an enormous membership who not way back gained the European Cup. They shouldn’t be within the backside half of the desk. Not when a lot cash has been spent, too. How a lot of that’s his doing is unknown however he nonetheless needed to splash extra cash in January.

Pochettino has been lengthy sufficient within the sport to know that you simply don’t silence critics by making an attempt to level them in a special route. You get outcomes to close them up. The Villa sport was a great begin. Now lets see if his Chelsea aspect can stick with it towards Crystal Palace.


Blue playing cards will go away followers much more, erm, blue within the face with frustration. Players may now get a blue card and be despatched to the sin bin for a cynical foul or dissent if new plans get the inexperienced gentle.

Blue playing cards may very well be coming to the Premier League

Another new rule to make sure soccer is extra in regards to the lawmakers relatively than the sport of kicking a leather-based bag of air right into a web. Of course we have to clamp down on dissent however cynical fouls have been a part of the sport because it was invented. That’s what yellow playing cards are for.

But all this sin binning nonsense will result in is extra subjectivity and dialogue. I can’t wait to have post-match debates dominated by what’s or isn’t a cynical foul or how a lot dissent is definitely dissent as a result of Team A misplaced to Team B once they conceded as a result of their star man was within the sin bin.

Bore off.


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