Mauricio Pochettino has just two games to transform Chelsea's fortunes before welcoming Arsenal to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have endured a disappointing start to the Premier League season, winning just one of their six opening games.
Following the west Londoners' 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, Pochettino insisted that his side showed promising signs as he looks to build confidence ahead of a difficult run-in. The 51-year-old said: «Work. Giving trust and then confidence. We have the squad that we have. We cannot change anything.
»We try to build the confidence and to give them all of the support that they need because they need to perform on the pitch. The performance is good, I don't want to say it is excellent, but we are missing being clinical in front of goal. We need to keep going, working.
«To find a solution, we start tomorrow again for the game Wednesday and build the belief and the confidence and the trust and hope we can score Wednesday.»
So, with that being said, football.london has taken a look at Chelsea's upcoming fixtures and how they compare to their rivals.
Fulham (A) — Monday, October 2
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Burnley (A) — Saturday, October 7
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