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Chelsea make Mauricio Pochettino sack decision after ‘we are all not good enough’ admission post-Wolves defeat



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Mauricio Pochettino is under increasing pressure from the Chelsea hierarchy, according to reports.

Chelsea slipped to 11th place in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon after a dismal 4-2 defeat to Wolves at Stamford Bridge

The full-time whistle was met by a chorus of boos from the disgruntled and frustrated home crowd who headed towards the exits well before the defeat was confirmed in the capital.

Chants for former manager Jose Mourinho and former owner Roman Abramovich were heard throughout the game versus Wolves as supporters voiced their displeasure at the club’s current plight.

Chelsea are in the Carabao Cup final later this month which sees them face title-chasing Liverpool. Meanwhile, an FA Cup fourth round replay against Aston Villa at Villa Park awaits on Wednesday, before away visits to Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

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“I think we are all not good enough at the moment, that’s the reality,” said Pochettino after the defeat to Wolves. “Myself also. I’m the first responsible for the situation. What we were showing today was that we are not good enough. I agree 100 percent.

“We didn’t manage the situation properly. No one can be safe. I don’t want to come here and say I am the best and the players the worst. I think we are all responsible. But the players need to take responsibility also.

“At the moment we are not matching the history of the club. We need to accept that and to be critical but we cannot give up.”

Pressure from the fanbase is increasing game by game, week by week, and a difficult run of fixtures awaits the Blues in February and March. However, for now, Pochettino’s position at Stamford Bridge is safe.

As reported by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea have no plans to dismiss Pochettino during the middle of the campaign, with it being claimed that there was ‘no sense of panic’ at the club on Monday.

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However, the 51-year-old is ‘under pressure to improve the club’s form and results between now and the end of the season’.

It’s added that ‘Pochettino will face a huge fight to save his job if Chelsea fail to qualify for any European competition’. Carabao Cup glory will secure them a UEFA Europa Conference League Play-Off spot for 2024-25.

Pochettino is ‘under pressure to convince’ the Chelsea hierarchy, with time already up for many of the supporters.

Chelsea face Villa away from home on Wednesday night and will be backed by more than 6,000 travelling fans in the Midlands. Defeat and exiting the FA Cup will increase the hostile atmosphere – Pochettino, the players and the rest of the club will be the first to hear it from the stands.