Chelsea fans want Pochettino sacked but Blues squad believe in him

While most Chelsea fans seem to want manager Mauricio Pochettino gone, a Blues star says the squad believes in the Argentine. Meanwhile, The Pride of London offer further opinion with the former Tottenham Hotspur gaffer ruing an injury to a supposedly very good player. Is that realistic?

Chelsea v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final
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As a Chelsea supporter, do you want Pochettino to be relieved of duty on Fulham Road? A conundrum consisting of finding another capable and well-known boss is probably the sticking point for the CFC ownership. I have said previously that I thought landing 'Poch' was a solid and positive move for the west London club. Can injuries to players such as Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia be discounted?

I am still unsure that other, even higher profile and famed bosses such as Jose Mourinho, would get a fine tune out of this random Blues roster. However, some of the decisions that Pochettino has made more recently have been a turn off. I still can't get over the humdrum and inaccurate approach in extra time versus Liverpool in the English League Cup Final. An unreal opportunity for silverware against a suffering giant! What a waste. But there you go.

Nevertheless, the current manager's status is likely unsafe merely due to the fact that the modern Chelsea Football Club is not used to being in the lower part of the Premier League table. With regards to cup competition, the ex-Southampton head coach has actually done very well indeed. That is in spite of my chagrin over the later Carabao Cup showing. Maybe the equally decent FA Cup progress is the reason for his staying power at Stamford Bridge.

A seemingly large majority of the Blues faithful appear to now want Poch gone. But what do the collective team think?

"But while there are calls for ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino to leave Stamford Bridge, the squad remain fully behind their manager as they look to reverse their fortunes quickly. 'All of us believe in the manager and we’re all behind him,' [Đorđe] Petrovic said.

'The final was a learning experience because we are a young team and in the process,' he added. 'It was a good lesson, a good school for us. For sure we’re better players now with more experience after the final. We will keep going, look forward to making better results in the Premier League and getting to a better place in the table.'"

Đorđe Petrovic