'I am not stupid': Mauricio Pochettino tells Chelsea fans how they can help get the club back to the top

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A fractious Stamford Bridge booed off Raheem Sterling for the second time this season and Pochettino wants that to stop.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he's not there to please people and reminded fans he wasn't stupid in response to a question about his in-game management. The Chelsea boss replaced Mykhailo Mudryk, who was having a good game with Carney Chukwuemeka as the Blues chased a winner against Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

Fans inside the stadium would have preferred Raheem Sterling to be hooked after he missed a penalty and chance when through on goal, but in the end, Pochettino's substitutions paid off with Chukwuemeka scoring the winning goal and Noni Madueke who later replaced Sterling getting the fourth to record a 4-2 victory.

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Sterling was booed off, the second time that has happened this season and Pochettino was forced to explain the reason he had to take of Mudryk before asking the fans to back the team and trust in the club to get it back to where it belonged.

He told reporters: "I am not here to do what the people want. Also, I am not stupid. 

"I say for me, I saw Mudryk and we analysed he was tired, doing some stretching. So we decided first for Mudryk and then for Raheem. We are professional."

On the fans, he added: "They need to trust in the club. If I am here it's because of the faith of the club. If I am here, it's because the club think it's good for the club."

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Chelsea looked comfortable at 2-0 until Axel Disasi scored a comedy own goal from 35 yards out to breathe life into the tie in the 51st minute.

Stephy Mavididi curled in a superb equaliser 11 minutes later after which a fractious Stamford Bridge voiced its unrest with loud boos but Substitutes Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke snatched victory for the Blues.

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