Chelsea vs Brighton: Mauricio Pochettino wants players to learn from difficulty after vital win

Pascal Gross of Brighton & Hove Albion talks to Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Chelsea, following the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove AlbionPascal Gross of Brighton & Hove Albion talks to Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Chelsea, following the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion
Pascal Gross of Brighton & Hove Albion talks to Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Chelsea, following the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion | Getty Images
Chelsea have had ill-discipline issues with captain Conor Gallagher sent off in their 3-2 win over Brighton.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino said his team showed the right reaction to secure all points against Brighton despite playing the entire second half a player down. 

The Blues had won only one of their last 14 Premier League home matches and despite going two goals up in the first 25 minutes of the game, a Facundo Buonanotte goal and Conor Gallagher's sending-off meant things were more difficult than they should have been. 

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Enzo Fernandez who had waited for his first Premier League goal all season had two in the same game after James Milner foulled Mykhailo Mudryk.

Chelsea held on to win nervously after Joao Pedro scored late with just eight minutes to. The Blues will welcome Reece James and Marc Cucurella for their visit to Old Trafford even though they will now be without Gallagher after his sending-off. 

Pochettino said his team will learn from situations like the one that got Gallagher sent off. The Chelsea boss told Bein Sports: "We need to live this type of experience. In time we will be a very confident team with talent. In the future, this will improve."

Gallagher's sending off now means they have had three red cards, and 47 yellow cards in their first 14 Premier League games. 

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The Blues boss though would have been delighted with the kind of response his team showed after their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle. This is a new Chelsea team and the resilience they showed would have encouraged those who have questioned their appetite in recent times. 

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