Chelsea receive transfer boost with Pochettino very relieved

Chelsea have reportedly received a potentially significant signing boost ahead of a surely telling summer of transfer business. Meanwhile The Pride of London assess Mauricio Pochettino's particularly pleased verdict on the Aston Villa triumph, as well as pondering if he'll ever alter his Blues formation to a widely suggested setup.
Chelsea FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

If you were feeling anything like me on Wednesday evening, you were thoroughly entertained by Chelsea's performance against Aston Villa. Not to mention exhibiting absolute surprise at the quality of display from the Blues.

On such an enjoyable night at Villa Park for the loyal supporters from west London, their team was uncharacteristically organised, as opposed to often seeming disjointed, fractured and obviously unorganised on the pitch, at least. The Chelsea men were more notably committed and adroit in their unexpectedly increased togetherness following the disastrous Wolverhampton Wanderers loss.

To be absolutely clear, I am sure the vast majority of people watching the match were not expecting such an immediate and miraculous turnaround from Pochettino's Chelsea. The victory over the Villans may be the event which propels this talented, youthful and expensive CFC collective to genuinely compete. Remember, the typically impressive Midlands outfit are enjoying a generally wonderful season.

Pochettino labelled his team's showing as 'the best' of 2023/24. Tellingly, a relieved seeming Blues gaffer admitted that the result 'arrived at a good moment' for the squad and himself. He achieved this whilst still shunning a change of system. Pressure subsides - a bit.

Potential Chelsea transfer boost

Regardless of the ever-changing Blues landscape, I repeat that a marquee striker is required to reach the next level. Ivan Toney is said to be on the CFC wishlist, and rightly so. As Brentford manager Thomas Frank has indicated that the centreforward will likely be sold at the end of the current campaign - should Toney be Pochettino's favoured target?