Mauricio Pochettino assured of fast Chelsea enchancment after West Ham defeat


Mauricio Pochettino is assured Chelsea will enhance shortly regardless of an alarming 3-1 defeat at 10-man West Ham.

The Blues had been the higher facet however James Ward-Prowse, making his Hammers debut, created objectives for Nayef Aguerd and Michail Antonio, both facet of Carney Chukwuemeka’s equaliser.

Enzo Fernandez had a penalty saved by Alphonse Areola and West Ham needed to play the ultimate 25 minutes a participant down after Aguerd noticed crimson.

Yet not solely did David Moyes’ facet cling on for a primary win of the season, they wrapped it up in stoppage time.

While Chelsea’s £105million participant missed a spot-kick, their £115million signing gave one away with Moises Caicedo, on as an alternative, sending Emerson Palmieri tumbling and Lucas Paqueta changing the spot-kick.

“I think today the result doesn’t reflect the performance but in football these situations happen,” stated Pochettino.

“I’m dissatisfied in the best way we conceded the primary aim. We know West Ham are good at set-pieces. That is a bit bit disappointing and we have to work onerous on that.


If we rating the penalty we miss you might be speaking a few completely different sport. We are going to carry out higher within the subsequent video games.

Mauricio Pochettino

“Then I think also did really well in the first half and we should have been winning at half-time.

“But that is the process. We need to accept the defeat and keep on working.

“If we score the penalty we miss you are talking about a different game. We are going to perform better in the next games.”

Ward-Prowse was introduced in to exchange Declan Rice in West Ham’s midfield however he presents lots extra in assault.

His seventh-minute nook discovered Aguerd on the far publish, and his intelligent ball excessive despatched Antonio by means of on aim.

“His character is, in lots of ways, similar to Declan Rice,” stated supervisor Moyes.

“He’s a really good boy. His delivery, his assists, that’s what he’s capable of and I thought he did a great job today. His corner gave us a great start.”

Paqueta was within the West Ham line-up regardless of being reportedly investigated by the Football Association for potential betting rule breaches.

The Brazil midfielder is claimed to be shocked by the probe, which is believed to centre round bets positioned in his homeland on yellow playing cards awarded towards him.

A transfer to Manchester City might have fallen by means of so the 25-year-old celebrated his aim with the ‘crossed Hammers’ signal.

“I thought 65,000 people stood to their feet and applauded him,” added Moyes.

“He played as well as anybody, he showed character and his performance was very good, especially in the second half.

“There was never any doubt (he would play). He’s a solid and tough character so no problems. He’s a very good player.”



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