Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino could see pressure increase on his job in the coming weeks if results in west London do not improve. The Blues suffered their third Premier League defeat of the season over the weekend with Ollie Watkins' second half goal enough to secure the victory for Aston Villa.
Another disappointing weekend for Chelsea leaves them 14th on just five points out of a possible 18, with the home victory against Luton as their only league triumph. «The first half we deserve a little bit more,» Pochettino said after the game when asked for his assessment.
«I think we had control of the game. Second half we started on top of them but after the red card, the game changed. We need to judge 60 minutes of 11v11 and then with 10 men, it's two different games.» Chances came the way of both teams with Robert Sanchez called into action on a number of occasions but many felt he could've done better with Watkins' effort that came from a tight angle and squirmed under his body.
Nonetheless, Chelsea once again did not do enough going forward with Nicolas Jackson failing to silence the critics with another yellow card the highlight of his afternoon which sees him suspended for next weekend's game against Fulham. Despite playing in Poland on Thursday, Unai Emery's side put in a superb display which saw their fans sending a message to Pochettino that he will be 'sacked in the morning'.
While the performances are there, the results are now following and that could see Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali act. Amid the real prospect of a decision needing to be made, a former Real Madrid manager was seen at Stamford Bridge, however it was not Zinedine Zidane.
According to Birmingham World, Julen Lopetegui was seen exiting theRead on football.london