Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, remarked on Friday that his squad is doing all that one would expect from a club that is ranked in the top four except for reaching the back of the goal.
Chelsea is now in 14th place in the Premier League with five points after five games despite having scored just five goals and spent more money than any other team in Europe during the offseason transfer window.
Pochettino said that he was not disappointed despite the fact that the London club is without 12 players due to injury, but he did believe that they should have earned more points.
“We need to improve our finishing in front of the net and capitalize on the opportunities we create. Pochettino emphasized this point to the media before Sunday’s match against Aston Villa at home, saying, “That is the most important thing.”
According to all of the information, we are in the top four. However, we are now in last place in front of the goal, which is the reason we do not have the number of points that we are due. Winning games is the most important aspect in football.
“I am frustrated because I believe that several clubs with less players have scored more. This is the reason why we are upset; the players should have received more. The only way for us to find what we are looking for is to keep trying new things and to keep playing.
Pochettino said that the team was able to recuperate more quickly since they did not have to compete in any European competitions this season because Chelsea did not qualify for any of them.
It has been beneficial to have players return from the international break feeling refreshed. Because of the conditions, we’ve got more time to work, and this week has turned out pretty well for us,” he remarked.
“It’s a time that, of course, for the fans is difficult because they are used to being in Europe, but we need to make the most of the situation,” the coach said. “We need to take advantage of the situation.”
Pochettino said that record signing Moises Caicedo is now training after his recovery from a knee injury; however, he will be evaluated on Saturday. Meanwhile, Marc Cucurella has fully recovered from a fever that he had.
He also said that the attacker Armando Broja, who is 22 years old and plays for Chelsea, has completely healed from an operation on his anterior cruciate ligament and might be involved over the weekend.
“After nine months of not competing, we cannot put responsibility on him,” the Argentine manager stated. “It’s after nine months of not competing.”
“The duty has to fall on the team, and everyone needs to work together. We cannot anticipate that Broja will score with each and every touch he has because he needs time.