Reuters, September 28 Chelsea’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, stated that his team “fully deserved” their League Cup victory on Wednesday, defeating Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0. Pochettino hopes the outcome will help spark Chelsea’s faltering Premier League season.
Chelsea’s first victory in four games across all competitions came in the 50th minute of the third-round match, thanks to a goal from Nicolas Jackson. This victory advanced Chelsea to the last-16, where they will play Blackburn Rovers the week of October 30.
Chelsea has only won once in their first six games, drawing twice, losing three, and scoring five goals overall. They are now ranked 14th in the league.
“The team’s response was commendable. Once again, I’m really happy with the performance,” Pochettino declared. “I’m relieved with the win… It was a must-win day.
We dominated the game in the second half and were deserving of the win. In my opinion, it’s critical to advance in the race, establish our credibility, and maintain momentum. We’re hoping to maintain this momentum going forward.
Late in the game,
Pochettino said that left-back Ben Chilwell was substituted out with an apparent hamstring injury. The England defender’s hamstring injury kept him out of play for several months of the previous campaign, including the World Cup.
“We must evaluate tomorrow,” stated Pochettino. But I believe it to be a hamstring.
Chelsea will visit Fulham on Sunday in their Premier League comeback.
Chelsea’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, expressed his satisfaction with Chelsea’s League Cup victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, stating that his team “fully deserved” the win. This victory, secured with a goal from Nicolas Jackson in the 50th minute, advanced Chelsea to the last-16 of the League Cup, where they will face Blackburn Rovers in late October. However, Chelsea’s Premier League performance has been faltering, as they have won only one of their first six games and are currently ranked 14th in the league.
Pochettino emphasized the importance of advancing in the League Cup to maintain momentum and credibility. Late in the game, there was an injury concern as left-back Ben Chilwell was substituted with an apparent hamstring injury. Chelsea is scheduled to play against Fulham in their next Premier League match.
Please note that this summary is based on the provided information as of September 28, 2023.