‘We hope’: Mauricio Pochettino says brilliant 21y/o might not start for Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino hinted of his starting team in his press conference after both Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo returned to training.
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has dropped some early team news by suggesting he will have to take a second look at Moises Caicedo before making a decision on his starting position against Bournemouth.
Moises Caicedo was in action for his country against Bolivia in La Paz, at an altitude of nearly 12,000ft above sea level and arrived at Cobham just a little bit later than his fellow South American Enzo Fernandez.
Pochettino confirmed Fernandez was ready and would be involved even though Caicedo is less of a certainty. The Chelsea manager said: “We saw them today and he is in a good mood,” he told reporters. He scored against Bolivia, I think he will be ready.”
“Moises is a bit later than Enzo. So we will need to assess him but we hope so [he’s ready].”
Chelsea have had a tricky start to the season with just one win, one draw and two defeats in their first four games which makes the game against Bournemouth a must-win.
Boss Pochettino has urged his players to be nasty in a good way which may help make a difference, he told reporters: “If you watch the Forest game, they won and deserved it.
“But the way that we concede the goal… a team that is going to be involved in European competitions or play to win the Premier League, we cannot concede this type of goal. We need to be more aggressive in this type of situation.
“We need to set principles on how we play from the back and press, the evolution of the system. The dynamic of playing with two defenders or three, how many in the middle and how we’re going to attack in the right areas.”