Things Mauricio Pochettino needs to deal with at Chelsea

Right from this moment, the new Argentine captain has to prepare a detailed plan for the upcoming journey at Stamford Bridge.

To be fair, 2022/2023 is the most disastrous season in Chelsea history. In the Premier League, President Todd Boehly’s team lost 14 matches and had a goal difference of -5.

However, the fans believe that a new light will appear at Stamford Bridge from next season when Mauricio Pochettino accepts the job of leading “The Blues”. Amidst the chaos that is still there,  the former Tottenham manager will need a lot of time to solve the problems.

Keeping Mason Mount?

Mason Mount’s future is a topic of discussion throughout this season. The role of the 24-year-old is no longer as sacrosanct as it once was. In fact, under Graham Potter, Mount also did not promote his abilities well.

Will Mason Mount and Reece James recover to their peak form under Pochettino?

With Pochettino, he has long expressed his desire to work with Mount and that is a positive signal for the midfielder wearing the number 19 shirt. Not excluding the possibility, the 51-year-old strategist wants to keep the player born in the year. 1999 and asked the team leadership to come up with a new contract for him.

Raising the bar for young central defenders

Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile can be considered as two successful signings of  Chelsea. The high performance of both is the answer to the question  “Where is Chelsea’s reliable central defender pair at the moment?”.

In the context of Kalidou Koulibaly playing badly and Thiago Silva being old, it would be a waste of the talent of Fofana and Badiashile if Pochettino did not give two French players the starting position next season.

Reece James’ form improvement

Like Mason Mount, Reece James had an unsuccessful season. The English full-back spends most of his time recovering from injuries. When he returned to the field, he played less effectively.

Next season,  Pochettino  will surely want to exploit more of James’ qualities. Under the leadership of the former PSG coach, many full-backs have developed strongly, most notably Kyle Walker.

Buy one more striker

Quite surprising that President Todd Boehly spent tons of money to buy players but now Chelsea do not have a quality striker. Kai Havertz and Joao Felix often alternately played at the top of the attack, but both failed to meet expectations.

Pochettino is still very “connected” with Kane.

According to the British press,  Pochettino wants Chelsea to bring back Harry Kane. The English striker once spent a successful time playing under the guidance of Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur. The captain of the Three Lions promises to bring the solution to the problem number 9 of the Stamford Bridge team.

Build midfield around Enzo Fernandez

The young Argentinian midfielder proves how reasonable every gold coin “The Blues” spends to recruit him. Thanks to Enzo, Chelsea’s midfield played creatively and the ball rotation was smoother.

Playing in Pochettino’s 4-3-3 formation, Enzo Fernandez needed to be supported by an interception midfielder and a box-to-box midfielder who worked hard to get the ball forward. On that basis, Declan Rice and Mac Allister are the two top choices at the moment for the new Chelsea captain.

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