Pochettino on injuries to Reece James, Sanchez and Cucurella

Following another Premier League loss, this time to a desperate but performing Everton side, Mauricio Pochettino revealed details about fresh injuries to defender Reece James, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and fullback Marc Cucurella. Furthermore, The Pride of London take a look at both managers' verdicts subsequent to the contest.
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James is back on the treatment table with two teammates. Let's waste no time and see what Pochettino said about the newly injured defensive trio:

"We will assess [James] in the next few days what is going on with his hamstring. Sanchez suffered a problem against Manchester United, an issue with his knee. He felt something during the second half [against Everton]. That’s why he asked for the change. We hope that it’s not a big issue, like Marc Cucurella, who twisted his ankle."

Everton head coach Sean Dyche responds to Mauricio Pochettino's claim that Chelsea were superior in defeat at Goodison Park

We were better, essentially we just couldn't finish our chances. That was the view of 'Poch' after the latest setback. Was he right? Well, the Argentine boss is correct in his assessment that the Blues had ample opportunities to score. The west Londoners arguably should have outscored the Toffees: Chels' had almost twice as many shots. However, there is often a severe lack of efficiency, quality and composure within the Blues front line. Not to mention, obviously, the modern CFC attackers' collective problem of not being generally or consistently clinical in front of goal.

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain boss spoke of these elements during his post-match press conference, as well. But what was the EFC gaffer's opinion of the match they won against Chelsea, along with Pochettino's comments on his men? Dyche, too, talked about the same diminishing standard of CFC. Though, encouragingly, the one-time Burnley manager believes that Chelsea Football Club will return to its former glory. In addition to that, Dyche seemed to very respectfully suggest that clubs cannot merely spend fortunes in order to attain success. He asserts that, like his team - at present - you must find different ways to win.