After Chelsea lost for the second time in four Premier League games, Mauricio Pochettino urged patience, saying, “We are building something and it is always up and down.” Anthony Elanga’s second-half strike handed Nottingham Forest a famous victory at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge left Mauricio Pochettino thinking that his team needed to be more proficient with their finishing.
Following Saturday’s shocking home loss to Nottingham Forest, Mauricio Pochettino maintains Chelsea are still “building something” and that it would “only be a matter of time” before the results start to turn around.
Despite having 75.9% of the ball, 21 shots, and an xG of 2.13 versus Forest, Chelsea lost because Anthony Elanga’s goal handed the Visitors the victory First win at Stamford bridge since January 1995
Chelsea have only won once in the Premier League so far this season despite spending £419 million on new signings this summer, more than Pochettino spent in over five years and 11 transfer windows when in charge of former club Tottenham. That triumph came last week in a 3-0 success over newly promoted Luton Town.
While they have spent more than £1 billion under the ownership of Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, Pochettino is not in a panic and has urged patience as he works to assemble a team that can contend with their opponents.
“Against Nottingham Forest, we lacked precision in both areas. The Chelsea head coach remarked, “We made a mistake for the goal and then we created opportunities, but if you don’t score it is difficult to win games.
I believe that playing this kind of game will make us more mature because it emphasises different forms of competition in addition to quality play.
“Of course, we can’t argue that we didn’t deserve more, but statistics in football sometimes show what you actually do, and in this case, we created but didn’t score, and we only had a few shots that were on goal.
“It is constantly going up and down while we are developing something. We are unfortunate because, as I mentioned before, it is only a matter of time. I believe we deserved better against West Ham (a 3-1 loss) and today.When putting together a squad, during an offensive play in a game,
You can occasionally make snap judgements and take hurried chances when you should be more calm and relaxed, especially when you are establishing a team, in an offensive situation during a game, or when the intensity is high.
“It can happen, and we need to maintain our composure and work very hard to improve, and I believe that this kind of thing will help us do that.”