Chelsea were unable to get back to winning ways this past weekend with their Premier League clash against Bournemouth ending goalless. The Blues had their chances on the south coast with both Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling hitting the upright but there Mauricio Pochettino's side still lacked a cutting edge in front of goal.
The starting XI chosen by the new Blues boss caused a stir with Lesley Ugochukwu thrown in from the start and Mykhailo Mudryk also given the nod with Ben Chilwell dropped to the bench. The England international was comfortably the most experienced player waiting on the sidelines as he was joined by Alex Matos, Ronnie Stutter, Deivid Washington and Djordje Petrovic, all of whom are yet to make a senior appearance for the club.
In the second half, Ian Maatsen and Cole Palmer were both brought on alongside Chilwell to try and change the game, but none of the trio were able to have a lasting impact. The draw means Chelsea have still only won one fixture this season, with their tally of six wins in 2023 also remaining the same.
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Pochettino clearly has a lot of problems to solve, with perhaps his biggest one being exposed by the youthful bench as Moises Caicedo was the latest to join the injury list after returning back from international duty with a knock. With that said, football.london has rounded up how the national media reacted to Chelsea's latest fixture with two clear issues highlighted.
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