Chelsea vs Arsenal: Pochettino Tells Fans What to Look Out for in His Team

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Pochettino Tells Fans What to Look Out for in His Team

Elijah Odetokun
updated at October 12, 2023 at 3:11 PM
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  • Chelsea will host London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge after the international break
  • The Blues will hope to maintain their winning streak stretching to three games
  • Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to the game to assess the level of his players

Mauricio Pochettino is already looking forward to Chelsea's next game after the international break - the London derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues went into the break on the back of a three-match winning streak, starting with the 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Brighton and rounding it up with a 4-1 away win over Burnley.

The wins saw the first Chelsea goals for Mykhailo Mudryk against Fulham and Cole Palmer against Burnley and a more dominant performance in all three games.

Mauricio Pochettino, Moises Caicedo, Chelsea, Burnley, Turf Moor, Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino and Moises Caicedo after Chelsea's 4-1 win over Burnley. Photo by George Wood.
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As noted by Football London, the team are beginning to look like one in which £1 billion was invested after an initial slow start to the Premier League season.

Pochettino looks forward to Arsenal

Pochettino is working with the players not called up for the international break. He spoke exclusively to Chelsea TV on the progress so far and what to look out for in the team in the coming weeks.

He analysed the next opponent, Arsenal, what excites him about the game and how he will assess his team.

"The atmosphere and because we're going to play against a very good team, a team that in the last few years are building a very good squad and have a very good coach," he said
"They are doing a fantastic job and it's a team that is ready now to compete for big things. That is why it's an exciting challenge to compete against them."
"We are in a different process, in a different time and it's important to see how our players are going to compete against a team that is more mature," he added.

After eight games, nine points and ten places separate both sides on the Premier League table.

Pochettino pinpoints Chelsea's problem

Sports Brief reported that Pochettino pinpointed Chelsea's problem after Villa's defeat, indirectly calling out misfiring striker Nicolas Jackson, who has picked up more cards than goals.

Jackson received his fifth booking of the season in the sixth game, having scored just one goal. It's baffling for the manager who rued their lack of cutting edge in the final third as the reason for their downfall.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.