Mauricio Pochettino admonished Chelsea for their youthful recklessness as they endured another dismal start to the season, falling 1-0 to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge after Malo Gusto’s red card.
Chelsea’s Premier League struggles to continue on
Despite lavish spending exceeding £1bn since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s takeover last year, the team languished in the 14th place. Gusto’s avoidable red card and Nicolas Jackson’s fifth booking, incurred while trying to delay Villa’s free-kick, added to their woes.
Pochettino urged the team to mature collectively, acknowledging the learning curve for young players like Jackson. Chelsea now seeks growth both as a team and individually, recognizing their need to minimize such situations.