You should be doing a better job – Message sent to Pochettino

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Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan has questioned Mauricio Pochettino’s work at Chelsea so far— five months into his reign at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino joined Chelsea ahead of the 2023-24 season, after the dismissal of Graham Potter last April, with Frank Lampard only in on interim basis.

The Argentine oversaw a pre-season that held a lot of promise for the Blues, and even started the campaign relatively well after a brilliant 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the opening game of the season.

However, it’s now been 16 games in, and Chelsea are rooted in mid-table, with a whopping 14 points separating them and fourth-placed Manchester City.

Chelsea’s last outing ended in a 2-0 humbling defeat against Everton, despite dominating the game in other areas.

During his post-match interview on Sunday, Pochettino lamented his side’s inability to take their chances, and even publicly cried out for more signings. And while Jordan agrees that the 51-year-old deserves to get more backing in the January transfer window, the pundit has revealed he thinks that the Chelsea boss should be doing a lot more with the players he already has with him.

Jordan wrote for the Daily Mail: “Chelsea have spent a preposterous, obscene sum of money under their new owners and achieved very little.

“But despite their profligacy in the transfer market, I’m not surprised Mauricio Pochettino wants to spend again in the January transfer window.

“It’s what managers do. It’s like the scorpion and the frog. What do you expect to happen? Managers always want more, especially when they’re working for people who spend money like water but still end up with a side incapable of scoring goals.

“Pochettino should be doing a better job but if he’s not comfortable with what he’s got and wants something better then you have to back him. Chelsea are in for a penny, they might as well be in for the pound.

“I’m not convinced about Pochettino and have my doubts he’ll lead Chelsea to the promised land but having spent so long trying to get him and then giving him all this money to strengthen an already expensively assembled squad, you’ve got to have another twist of the dial.”