Chelsea prepare for Bournemouth match at Cobham training ground, aiming to return to winning ways after struggling in Premier League.
Blues boss Pochettino anticipates Armando Broja and Benoit Badiashile returning from injury, hoping to improve Nicolas Jackson’s performance and address a leaky defence.
Chelsea have yet to introduce Romeo Lavia or Christopher Nkunku, and Mykhailo Mudryk and Cole Palmer are expected to demand more games in the side after struggling against Nottingham Forest.
Mauricio Pochettino has defended Nicolas Jackson following his miss against Nottingham Forest, ensuring the match’s outcome was not altered if he had converted his chance.
Pochettino defended Chelsea’s decision to sign a ‘proven prolific goalscorer’ after their defeat, stating that winning against Luton did not trigger negative emotions.
“I respect all the opinions and of course, for our side it is a matter of time to work and improve the players, to create the best platform. You know a process like this is always ups and down. We have a very young squad.
“We need to prove we can score and we can deal with the situation. Of course, we need to be more clinical in front of the goal and not make the same mistake like today when we concede the chance to Nottingham.”