Former Chelsea starFrank Lampard and ex-Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher have given their verdict on Mauricio Pochettino's future at Stamford Bridge. It comes after a difficult start to life for the head coach, who has just two wins in the Premier League after seven games.
With a view to harnessing the youth prospects towards being superstars in their own right, the new Chelsea ownership have spent roughly £1billion on transfers. A struggling campaign last time out saw the Blues slip to mid-table and miss out on Europe, with several changes in playing and coaching staff.
After another summer of churn, the west Londoners hired Pochettino as the man to guide them forward on the path towards restored glory. A draw against Liverpool on the opening day was backed up by a win over Luton Town, but defeat to West Ham and Nottingham Forest either side of that caused concerns.
A draw with Bournemouth before a defeat to Aston Villa only ramped up pressure on the head coach in the early moments of the season. Some of that has since dispersed with a much-needed victory over London rivals Fulham on Monday night, with the spotlight firmly on the Blues.
Two quickfire goals fromMykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja sealed a 2-0 victory and added a vital three points to the board once again. There's still plenty of work to be done with the Chelsea squad, but there may be a platform to build from for Pochettino and the rest of his staff.
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Most of that will be earning time to build the young team towards the top once again and only results and performances can do that. ItRead on football.london