Brentford 2-2 Chelsea: 3 Blues Talking Points

After another poor second period, Chelsea were not lucky enough to score a winner but were forced to settle for a point, with Axel Disasi’s equalizer being the deciding factor. Talking points below.
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Nicolas Jackson put the Blues ahead with a brilliant header in the 35th minute, shortly after missing a clear scoring opportunity. However, Chelsea once again started the second half slowly, conceding shortly after the restart.

Similar to their performance against Leeds, Pochettino's Chelsea failed to maintain their early momentum, allowing Brentford to gain momentum after a quiet first half. Mads Roerslev capitalized on some shaky defending to equalize, followed by Yoane Wissa's bicycle kick, putting Brentford ahead 2-1, which seemed like the winning goal at the time. Axel Disasi redeemed himself by scoring to make it 2-2, salvaging his club's pride after a mediocre performance at the back.

The traveling supporters spoke

During the second half of their match against Brentford, Blues supporters expressed their frustration towards Mauricio Pochettino by chanting "F- off, Mauricio." They also directed insults at Todd Boehly after Brentford took the lead, singing "Boehly, you're a c-." Despite Chelsea's late goal to scrap a point, the vocal criticism aimed at Pochettino raises doubts about his future at the club, especially as chants in support of former owner Roman Abramovich and club legend Jose Mourinho echoed through the away end. Mads Roerslev's equalizer and Yoane Wissa's stunning goal intensified the discontent among Chelsea fans, prompting anti-Boehly and anti-Pochettino chants to erupt. It’s all kicking off again.

”No help” - Malo Gusto probably

At just 20 years old, Malo Gusto is shining at Chelsea, contributing to their resurgence in the Premier League. Signing for the club last year, the Frenchman provided a crucial assist against Brentford, leading to Nicolas Jackson's goal. The former Lyon rightback was by far the Blues’ best player on Saturday. Gusto took on a different role today, playing higher up the pitch as a right wingback. His versatility and brilliance shine through no matter where he plays.

With five assists in the Premier League and seven in all competitions, Gusto stands out as Chelsea's top provider. His impressive performances should be catching the attention of the French national team, potentially earning him a spot in the Euro squad.

Birthday Blues

To make matters worse, it was indeed Pochettino’s birthday. It could have honestly ended up much worse if we had come out empty-handed, but some x-rated chants directed at you by your supporters are still a bit rough to take. The Argentine had a say on the matter in the post-match conference.

"I think the relationship is good, we need to understand fans are emotional. I am fighting to provide the team the best tools to work and to improve and play in this way, score goals and win"

Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino's future at Stamford Bridge is becoming more uncertain as fans increasingly call for his departure. Whether the former Tottenham Hotspur boss has a long-term future at Chelsea remains to be seen, especially with his contract, including an option for another year, set to expire in 2025.