Mauricio Pochettino insists he won’t stop doing this because Chelsea is a big club

Mauricio Pochettino
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Under Mauricio Pochettino’s leadership, Chelsea initially struggled to score, failing to find the back of the net in three out of his first six matches, including back-to-back goalless draws against Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa.

However, Mauricio Pochettino has since shifted tactics, adopting a more dynamic and attacking approach that has resulted in both scoring and conceding more goals.

With nine matches remaining in the Premier League season, Chelsea has already surpassed their goal tally from the entire previous season by 15 goals. This aggressive style of play has led to Chelsea being awarded 13 penalties.

Despite the team’s increased offensive output under Mauricio Pochettino, there have been suggestions that the team should adopt a more cautious strategy to decrease the number of goals they allow.

However, Pochettino insists Chelsea’s chaotic football is here to stay as a big club like Chelsea should always think of going forward.

“The quality is our philosophy,” said Mauricio Pochettino.

“We are always thinking to go forward, to create chances. We are in the top four in the Premier League at creating big chances.

“It’s about philosophy. We see different clubs that try to get goals or chances through set-pieces, but we are Chelsea. We are a big club. A big club is about creating a philosophy to play good football, and play in the opposite half.

“It’s about ideas, about how we taste football. We have a lot of attempts in the last third. It’s why we get (so many) penalties. That is a good quality of the team, and of the football we want to apply here at Chelsea.”

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