Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino faces the prospect of losing his job after the ‘Wolverhampton disaster’.
Chelsea came from behind to defeat Wolverhampton 2-4 in the 23rd round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at Stamford Bridge in London, England, on Thursday. Chelsea started well, taking the lead in the 19th minute through Cole Palmer.
But the celebration was short-lived. The Blues were quickly exploited by a one-man show from Mateusz Cunha. Cunha equalized in the 22nd minute.
Wolverhampton pulled one back in the 43rd minute through an own goal by Axel Disassi, and Cunha completed his hat-trick in the 18th and 37th minutes of the second half. Chelsea pulled a goal back in the 41st minute through Thiago Silva, but the gap was too much to overcome.
Chelsea drops to 11th place (31 points). 온라인카지노 Wolverhampton moved up to 10th place (32 points) despite the absence of star man Hwang Hee-chan, who is away at the Qatar Asian Cup.
Pochettino could not keep his head above water.
Chelsea had made black history by conceding another four goals in three days, following a 1-4 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool on the first day.
“We are all not good enough at the moment, that’s the reality,” he said, “myself included. I am the first one to blame for this situation. What we showed today is that we are not good enough,” he apologized.
Chelsea sacked managers Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter last season. At the last minute, legendary Frank Lampard took over as interim manager. Expectations were high for Pochettino, who took over last July, but the “journey of tears” is ongoing.
Pochettino says his “patience is not infinite” and that it is “only a matter of time” before the young Chelsea team grows, but his tenure is on “clock zero”.
He added: “We have not managed the situation properly. No one is safe. I don’t want to come here and say I’m the best and the players are the worst,” he said, “I think we are all responsible. I think we are all responsible, the players are responsible.”
Pochettino added: “At the moment we are not in line with the history of the club. We have to accept that and be critical, but we can’t give up,” he added.
Chelsea fans are calling for an immediate end to the ‘Pochettino horror show’. 실시간 바카라사이트 The alternatives are John Terry and Jose Mourinho.
John Terry is a legend who managed Chelsea in their heyday. He currently coaches Chelsea’s youth programs. Mourinho, who parted ways with AS Roma last month, has won three EPL titles and one FA Cup in his two stints with Chelsea.
Fans took to social media to express their disappointment, with comments such as ‘Bring back John Terry and restore pride’, ‘Pochettino is worse than Porter and Lampard. Bring back John Terry,” “Bring back John Terry as a coach with Mourinho,” “Bring back John Terry as a coach with Mourinho,” etc.