Date: 24th September 2023 at 8:00pm
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Chelsea fell to another home defeat with Aston Villa taking the three points back to the West Midlands after their trip to Stamford Bridge. 

Just six league games into this new season, Mauricio Pochettino might already have an idea how Potter felt after almost seven months when his reign came to an abrupt end.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager will have generated a good idea about the difficulties his predecessor faced and scale of the task that is getting Chelsea back on track.

The latest setback has meant that the Chelsea have now gone three games without a goal which will concern many at the Stamford Bridge considering the sizeable investment into the squad this summer.

The compound the issues facing Pochettino, Malo Gusto was sent off in the game and Nicolas Jackson picked up his fifth booking of the season, ruling him out of the game against Brighton in midweek.

13 Premier League games have passed without Chelsea finding the net in 2023 which is likely to beat their 1995 record of 14 blanks. The home record is a particular issue, with just three wins coming on home soil this season.

The issues are continuing to mount for Pochettino and considering Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter were both dismissed last season, it’s hard to rule out a similar outcome for the Argentine should results not improve.

What went wrong for Chelsea?

Another fixture in which the side were booed off, there will be plenty stacking it up in way of problems for Poch. Emiliano Martinez did keep Aston Villa in the game for large periods, and it highlights the need for an experienced forward in the summer but one never came.

The lack of conversion in front of goal comes with the endeavour of creating chances, but it seems the missing link at the moment is putting chances away.

Once that is remedied, this team should start flying but that is a huge ‘if’ for this team considering the sample size since the start of 2023 might suggest this will continue to take time.


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