Doubts About Pochettino Strategy As Chelsea Slump Against Manchester United

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Scott Mctominay scores against Chelsea (Credit: PA)

Chelsea put up another below par performance last night at Old Trafford, as they lost 2-1 to home team Manchester United.

The loss was a very good reflection of the team performance as fans are beginning to doubt that Mauricio Pochettino is the right man for the blues coaching job.

Two goals from Scott Mctominay and one strike from Chelsea midfielder, Cole Palmer was all that was needed to settle the tie.

The game was comical at times with Manchester United Captain, Bruno Fernandez missing an early penalty after trying to do a “Jorginho” type dink. The kick was easily saved by Sanchez in goal for Chelsea.

The questions for Chelsea would include why continue fielding Nicholas Jackson who obviously had no business playing in attack for Chelsea.

Jackson was so bad and looked lost in front of goal. He missed several chances including a one on one against Andre Onana that should have been a clear goal. He also missed a clear header that was unpardonable. How he stayed on that pitch till the end of the game, calls into question the strategy of Pochettino.

Another player that came up for criticism is Mykhailo Mudryk. The record signing from Ukraine is a shadow of himself. Absolutely lacks confidence and missed several open shots on goal.

Unlike Jackson, Mudryk was taken off and replaced by Amando Broja.

This was a game Chelsea should have won if they had taken their chances.

What exactly is the strategy of Pochettino especially in the attacking department? He might want to point at injuries of key players in that department, but he needs to make serious adjustment if the team are to stop losing silly games.

One thing is clear as sunshine, Nicholas Jackson is not the man to lead the attack of an ambitious team like Chelsea in the Premier League.

Pochettino has to act really fast or he will soon start facing the reality that befell previous managers at Stamford Bridge. This is a performance-oriented business. Pochettino and his team are currently not performing.


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