The Chelsea board is said to be unhappy with some recent performances, culminating in the loss to Newcastle United. So what is CFC’s Mauricio Pochettino stance? And Blues star Raheem Sterling is making waves.
An intriguing headline caught PoL’s eye the other day. Apparently bosses at Chelsea were displeased with the display at Newcastle, and consistent errors also exhibited in that fixture. But, Pochettino is safe:
"[Fabrizio] Romano has now provided information on Pochettino via his Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside. The trusted journalist states that Chelsea officials still feel the Argentine is ‘the right man for this project’, and they know it’s going to ‘take time’ to get the club back where it belongs.‘Nothing has changed’ for the Chelsea board, as they are still backing Pochettino at this moment in time.Although, Romano adds that those above Pochettino ‘are not happy’ with how Chelsea performed against Newcastle, with the ‘same mistakes’ coming back to bite them once again. This is something Pochettino will have to rectify if he is to remain in charge of Chelsea for the long run.James Holland"
Raheem Sterling nominated for award after sterling November during his Chelsea career revitalisation
I was unsure as to whether Sterling would make it as a first-choice Blue. I really and truly was. I have, as I have explained many times, never particularly been a fan of the former Liverpool winger. He appeared overrated to me, aided by a phenomenal bunch of teammates at Manchester City who veiled his often poor choices and finishing.
Some of the 28-year-old’s work with England has impressed me in more recent years. Though, ironically, he is in the wilderness regarding the Three Lions setup at the moment. In addition to that, during this domestic season Sterling has made an impression on me. He is in a struggling, or developing, side; an overall young collective who are making very steady progression indeed. Of course, Mauricio Pochettino makes a positive difference. And the youthful professionals will look up to players like Sterling, Thiago Silva and even Conor Gallagher.
Sterling’s excellent output and determination for Chelsea Football Club to succeed in spite of evolution has been recognised. The attacker is nominated for the Player of the Month award for November 2023. As well as influencing the west London outfit in general, Sterling chipped in with plenty of goals and assists over this spell, too. His rivals for this month’s accolade are: Marcus Tavernier (Bournemouth), Thomas Kaminski (Luton Town), Jeremy Doku (Man City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) and Harry Maguire (Manchester United).