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“The trigger to change” – Pochettino reveals key moment in Spurs clash which could change Chelsea’s fortunes



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Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Spurs will provide the “trigger” they need to kick on.

Chelsea head into Monday night’s London derby in 13th place as they head across the capital to face Ange Postecoglou’s side who occupy second and could leapfrog Man City to return to the top if they claim all three points.

From their opening 10 league games, Chelsea have managed just three victories. However, results have not been reflective of their performance, with the Blues finding themselves frustrated at the lack of ruthlessness in both boxes.

Pochettino returns to his former side for the first time since he was sacked in November 2019, a night which will bring back fond memories on his return, the Chelsea boss admitted ahead of the fierce clash.

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“Yeah, really special because coming back after four years,” said Pochettino, “to a place we have amazing memories and create amazing memories together, I think it is special. I cannot lie.”

Chelsea managed to put in positive displays against both Liverpool and Arsenal, which will offer them hope coming up against another top side. Pochettino revealed in an in-house club interview that they struggle against low block sides.

“At the moment, I’ve seen so far we struggle when the opponent is going deep with the low block and too many bodies into the box and for us it’s difficult to break down this type of, you know, formation and blocks.”

Bragging rights and, more importantly, three points are up for grabs on Monday. It’s a night where Chelsea will need to perform and convert to ensure they don’t come away empty handed.

As another big occasion awaits, Pochettino is hoping this fixture could be the “trigger” which changes the course of Chelsea’s season. 

“It’s a process but I hope it will be the game that will help us to grow quicker.

“Sometimes it is one game, one performance, one result or one goal that can help be the trigger to change and complete things.”