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Pochettino ‘so upset’ at Chelsea for lacking ‘hunger’ in draw



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Chelsea supervisor Mauricio Pochettino accused his gamers of missing the starvation wanted to compete within the Premier League after his aspect had been held to a 2-2 draw at dwelling by 10-man Burnley on Saturday.

Regardless of Cole Palmer’s brace, struggling Burnley got here from behind twice and Dara O’Shea equalised late at Stamford Bridge.

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Within the midst of a mediocre season, Chelsea remained in eleventh place, with Burnley nineteenth within the desk, 4 factors from security.

“At the moment we did not present the capability, the power, the starvation that’s the minimal to compete within the Premier League,” Pochettino mentioned in his post-match information convention. “Within the defensive section we conceded an excessive amount of. That’s the reason I’m so upset and disillusioned.

“It’s extra right here [pointing to his heart] and extra right here [pointing to his head] than in your legs. It’s extra about being stronger as a gaggle, stronger to be like a crew. For various causes we’re so gradual evolving on this space and that’s the key as we speak.

“It isn’t about discovering excuses however the crew performed effectively, we had power after we had been going ahead, however after we did not have the ball we did not present the identical power.”

Chelsea had been wasteful within the first half and had a objective dominated out after 20 minutes. The Blues took the lead from the spot when Palmer scored by chipping his penalty ball down the center of the objective.

The choice after a VAR verify to award the penalty to Chelsea for a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk within the field left Burnley coach Vincent Kompany fuming. Kompany was issued a pink card for his vehement protest. Lorenz Assignon, who acquired a second yellow card for dragging down Mudryk, was additionally despatched off.

Burnley pushed again and leveled towards the run of the play when Josh Cullen volleyed dwelling from 25 yards.

Palmer restored Chelsea’s lead within the 78th from Raheem Sterling’s flick however O’Shea snatched the equaliser with a header badly dealt with by goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

“We’re very disillusioned and annoyed in the best way that within the second half we did not cope with the scenario,” Pochettino added. “We’re a crew that after we play in possession and go ahead are able to creating many probabilities, however we did not rating with the possibilities we created. We have to improve our share of targets.”

Palmer grew to become the fifth participant to succeed in 20 objective involvements in his first Premier League season with Chelsea. However it was little comfort for the England worldwide.

“The altering room is absolutely down,” he informed Sky Sports activities. “Once they went right down to 10 males, we had been 1-0 up and simply bought too snug. Identical story, we kill ourselves each week. It is bought to enhance from us as gamers.

“We had many probabilities after which that point we defended sloppy. It’s extremely disappointing. On a private degree it is good to attain two, but when you aren’t getting the three factors they depend for nothing.

“I feel it is our consistency throughout the pitch, being alive and never switching off like we did as we speak. It is poor, it could actually’t occur. Particularly after they go right down to 10 males.”

Chelsea will look to recuperate rapidly after they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge within the Premier League on Thursday.

“It’s troublesome to just accept not profitable the sport, as a result of I feel it was a must-win sport to have an opportunity to be in a unique place,” Pochettino mentioned.

“Now we have to just accept that, we have to recuperate from this example. On Thursday we have now one other sport right here and we have to have the power to be aggressive. We have to clear our heads now.”

Data from The Related Press contributed to this report.

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