Sam Allardyce claims one Mauricio Pochettino tactical decision could change Chelsea’s fortune

Chelsea are having one of their worst seasons in recent history after years of winning trophies. Despite spending more than a billion dollars on so many players, the Blues have seen no improvement this season, sitting just 11th in the Premier League. And the recent Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool has left fans even more disillusioned.

Many are claiming that manager Mauricio Pochettino is not up to the task of managing Chelsea, and are asking him to be replaced with another competent manager. And one man has given his opinion on the matter.

Sam Allardyce jokes to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea

With so much demand for Pochettino to be sacked, one person in particular has a a hilarious solution to Chelsea’s vast problems. That man is former England and Premier League manager Sam Allardyce. He last managed Leeds United last season and recently spoke with talkSPORT Breakfast.

One fan spoke with him on the phone during the interview, and asked him to replace Pochettino at Chelsea. The 69-year-old who currently lives in Dubai jokingly said, “Oh yes, I’d fly back from Dubai tomorrow for that – get me there!”

Chelsea were expected to finally get back to their former glory this season when Pochettino was hired. However, the Blues have been inconsistent all season and though they had some good spells, they are having a bad season. They are 11th in the Premier League, similar to their 12th-place finish last year. They lost the chance to win the Carabao Cup final as well, with many fans believing they should have won it against a heavily injured Liverpool.

Pochettino is said to be under scrutiny by the owners at Stamford Bridge, who are contemplating whether to sack him. The Argentine boss may have to improve results very quickly to prevent that.

Sam Allardyce explains how Chelsea can improve

And Sam Allardyce had some very good advice on what he would have done if he became the new Chelsea boss. He pointed out that the top and first priority would be to ‘sort the defense out’.

Allardyce spoke about Chelsea’s poor defensive record in recent years: “They need to sort their defense out, it’s the worst defending I’ve seen in the league for a long long time.” Indeed, Chelsea have been woeful in defense having conceded 41 goals so far in the league. On the opposite side, they have been great in attack which has kept them afloat so far.

The English manager further said that in order for Chelsea to get back to winning ways, they have to focus on winning the ball back better. “There’s such a big emphasis on the quality of football and playing the right way that people seem to have shunned one of the most important things and that is, when you haven’t got the ball, you have to be good at winning it back.”

It does seem Allardyce has some good points and Pochettino would want to heed that advice to keep his job as Chelsea next face Leeds United in the FA Cup 5th round tomorrow.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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