Calls for Change: Pochettino Seeks Squad Overhaul After Chelsea’s Loss to Everton”

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

Mauricio Pochettino believes that Chelsea outperformed Everton despite their defeat. The Toffees secured their third victory in the span of eight days with a 2-0 win over the London team at Goodison Park.

Following a 3-0 triumph over Newcastle, Sean Dyche’s squad climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone and is now four points away from safety.

Abdoulaye Doucoure initiated the scoring for Everton in the 54th minute, and Lewis Dobbin sealed the victory with his first goal for the club in stoppage time.

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If not for a 10-point deduction by the Premier League for breaching financial rules, Everton would currently be ahead of Chelsea in the standings.

Despite Chelsea’s substantial spending, exceeding £1 billion in transfer fees since the Todd Boehly-led consortium purchased the club in May 2022, Everton would be leading by four points.

However, Pochettino was steadfast in his belief that the struggling Stamford Bridge side deserved to emerge victorious.

The Chelsea head coach stated, “There are 11 players on the pitch that need to perform and the idea and philosophy.”

“The problem is why we arrive in this situation, we are dealing with this, we know why but it is difficult to explain. We know why we are dealing with this. Today, I think is different to Newcastle or Manchester United.”

“Newcastle a few days ago lose 3-0 and Everton was much better and credit for Everton but today I think we were better than Everton and we feel disappointed and frustrated because we weren’t clinical in front of goal, or we didn’t create more than we should.”

Despite the considerable spending spree at Chelsea, surpassing £400 million since Pochettino assumed control last summer, he remains insistent that fresh faces must be introduced in the January transfer window.

He expressed, “After five months, we need to check that is the reality. If we do not receive enough, maybe we need to do something, some movement that is a thing to analyse with the sporting director, the owner and to change the dynamic and to improve in the second part of the season because we need to be more aggressive.”

“It is not only to dominate and play well, it is to compete better but we cannot show this lack of concentration and concede the goal we conceded.”

“We were punished too much today, too many positive things, I know it is difficult to talk about positive things in this position.”

“We need to work and be tough and hope as soon as possible we arrive to the next game to play again.”

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