Mauricio Pochettino press conference: Chelsea boss on Burnley draw, Palmer and Gusto injured


Hello and welcome to football.london for live coverage of Mauricio Pochettino’s post-match press conference following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against 10-man Burnley.

The Blues led twice against the struggling Clarets but could not make it count despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men for more than 45 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Cole Palmer opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before the half-time break, with Lorenz Assignon sent off for a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk in the box.




Vincent Kompany then received a red card for his protests. But all the distractions didn’t deter Palmer, who burst past the goalkeeper to give the Blues the lead.

However, immediately after the start of the second half, Burnley were level through Josh Cullen. Chelsea regained the lead after an impressive flick from Raheem Sterling allowed Palmer to score his second goal of the match.

Burnley, however, weren’t finished and Dara O’Shea headed in from a corner to leave Pochettino fuming. You can hear everything the Chelsea head coach has to say here.


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We lack energy, the ability to cope with the situation, we lack communication with each other. After Wolverhampton, I think the team celebrated every tackle. Today we weren’t the same, the energy, maybe for a different reason. We have a clear idea of ​​every way we need to improve. This is the fact, this is the reality. We cannot analyze otherwise. That’s the key.

Is this the worst you’ve seen this season?

The way we conceded the first goal, they have one less. They need to understand that we need to increase our work levels. It’s not about blaming the players, but everyone. We have to be tougher when we have the players. We need to be a team, find better communication and be more competitive.

On the screen

I’m sorry but I’m not happy with the performance when we don’t have the ball. We also have to be strong against a very physical team. We allowed them to run too much.

Sorry for my speech but it’s difficult to accept not winning the match because it was a must-win match. We have to accept it and get over it.

On the result

Agreed [two points dropped]. We are a team that when we go forward we create too many chances but don’t score every chance we create. We didn’t show the ability, the energy, the hunger, the minimum to compete in the Premier League. This is why I am so upset and disappointed. It’s not here anymore [points to heart] and here [points to head] than in your legs.

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Hello and welcome to football.londonLive coverage of Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference after watching his Chelsea side hold out to a 2-2 draw against 10-man Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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Cole Palmer celebrates after his second goal for Chelsea against Burnley(Image: Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

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