Demands for Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked are increasing

The word "Poch" is trending on Twitter (X), and we all know why. Following a 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the English Football League Cup on Tuesday evening, calls from Chelsea fans for Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked for are seemingly increasing. The Pride of London list some opinionated but not necessarily invalid comments via a few members of the Blues fan base on social media.
Middlesbrough v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg
Middlesbrough v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Like I say, 'Poch', which is obviously an abbreviation for the Chelsea manager, has received 44.7k (thousand) tweets at the time of writing and is currently trending in the United Kingdom. Whilst scanning through, it is clear to me that - amongst the opportunistic hashtag vultures including the word in non-football-related topics - many supporters are unhappy with Pochettino as CFC head coach.

The final straw for the west Londoners' faithful was naturally the loss up at Riverside Stadium versus 12th placed Championship outfit Middlesbrough this week. However, I have seen more and more Blues online become increasingly upset by the Argentine's tactics, decisions and lacklustre team displays. So, let's have a look at some of these tweets, or posts, or whatever Elon Musk and X call them these days.

The Pride of London conclusion on Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino

If you think any football boss could get a tune out of this kind of ramshackle and certainly inexperienced Blues side, then I believe you are sadly mistaken. Please forgive my forthright assessment, but I can explain further. Yes, Pochettino has made a few errors, yet they are minimal regarding squad and player management and selection etcetera. None of us know what is happening at training, incidentally. Another elite boss may have gotten a few more points, although that is definitely uncertain.

I have previously declared that another transfer window or two are necessary for the ex-Tottenham gaffer to truly showcase his vision. Remember, this game was a first leg and it is a semifinal to be fair. If Poch can't turn it around against Boro in leg two, and Premier League progress halts, it will be progressively difficult for those like myself to defend or champion him.