It has not been an easy start to life at Chelsea for Mauricio Pochettino. The Blues have not made their presence felt high up the Premier League table due to their inability to covert their chances and the 51-year-old head coach has been unable to call upon much of his squad in the opening weeks of the season.
Pochettino had as many as 12 players out last weekend and while some have returned in time for the visit of Aston Villa, the west London side are still sweating over the fitness of Moises Caicedo who will be assessed on Saturday.
While the Blues boss has been happy with his team's performances outside of their finishing, until Chelsea find some momentum there will be frustration around Stamford Bridge. Certainly, supporters' reactions following recent matches against Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth will ensure Chelsea's squad know they need to respond.
Pochettino's belief in energy and the impact it has on life has been well-documented to the extend that he kept lemons in his Tottenham office to consume that bad energy that entered, sometimes from Daniel Levy. It is a tradition he has maintained at Chelsea, however, he noted that effect is not felt immediately.
«It is not a joke because it is a thing that we all believe. I think you believe also in the energy. If you want to have good energy you need to implement all the things that you personally believe.
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»I believe in the lemons but at Tottenham they started to work after one-and-a-half, two years. They need a long time, they are not magic but more than ever I still believe in them.Read on football.london