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Mauricio Pochettino Calls on Chelsea Fans to “Believe” Amidst Turbulent Season Start

3 November, 2023

Chelsea’s head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged Chelsea fans to maintain their faith in the team despite a challenging start to the season.

The Blues have managed to secure just five wins in their initial 12 matches across various competitions. The situation reached a boiling point when Chelsea suffered a 2-0 defeat to Brentford, leaving them in the 11th spot in the Premier League.

In the aftermath of the match, Chelsea fans expressed their frustration by booing the team as they left the pitch. Pochettino acknowledged the fans’ desire for victory and their emotional responses but emphasized the need for trust and belief in the process. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

“They need to be with us. I know it’s difficult to keep your feelings, and it’s normal,” Pochettino stated. “The fans want to win and are frustrated and they show emotion, but the message is to believe and to show trust in us, and for sure it’s about the process of trusting and believing.”

The loss to Brentford marked Chelsea’s third defeat at Stamford Bridge in the league this season, extending their winless run at home to four matches. Pochettino took charge of Chelsea during the summer, aiming to improve their performance after finishing 12th in the Premier League the previous season.

In their quest for redemption, Chelsea will face Championship side Blackburn in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The match offers an opportunity for the team to regroup and regain their winning momentum.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the disappointment against Brentford was compounded by the dismissal of Chelsea’s assistant coach, Jesus Perez, in the 88th minute following a scuffle while attempting to retrieve the ball from Brentford’s technical area.

Referee Simon Hooper issued a red card to Perez, who is now facing a misconduct charge by the Football Association. Perez has until Thursday to respond to the charge. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports

Commenting on the incident, Pochettino stated, “Of course, I think he deserved to be fined and to be punished. He broke the rules. It’s true. I need to apologize to Brentford and their coaching staff because you cannot go into their area. He knows he made a mistake. He wanted to win. He wanted to help the team and get the ball back and start to play.”