Data proves we should be in top four – Pochettino vows to win the Premier League

Mauricio Pochettino Chelsea players
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Chelsea fans have become disillusioned with Mauricio Pochettino and his current Chelsea team.

It reached a high point in the game against Leicester City, when Chelsea fans were chanting ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ as the Blues lost their two-goal lead against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Chelsea are among Europe’s best teams in terms of big chances created this season. However, the team’s  poor conversion rate and defensive vulnerability, has made the team suffer bad results.

Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino has said the team is making progress according to data, and is certain that Chelsea will win the Premier League soon.

The Argentine said: “We want the best for the club, for the owners, the players and for our fans. The fans should not be confused about this. We behave like this because we care.

“Maybe they feel wrong or right, but we know what we are doing, and one day, we will win the Premier League.

“If not, another coaching staff will arrive to do it because this process needs to happen and in the best way. If not, it will be impossible for the young players to grow.

“Today’s data puts us in the table in the top four. But for different reasons, we are not. You can shoot 20 times and if you don’t score, like against Leicester, the opponents get one shot on target and score two goals. That is football.

“The data means that we are doing well. In which areas do we need to improve? Only in time can we compete better. Small details and only things you can get with experience and time training together.

“It is easy to find data and numbers to kill someone. But, when the data is good and for different reasons reflects that we are not getting the results we deserve, we must trust the process. That is how we know we are doing well.

“That is why I don’t take [the criticism] personally. But we will be strong and all want to be successful here. I can tell the fans that we will try to pay attention and try to be better and give our best to change this view and the vision that now is in this way. We all care about that.”