Chelsea legend Didier Drogba backs Mauricio Pochettino’s young squad to come good
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Mauricio Pochettino is under mounting pressure as Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty Images)

believes ’s young squad could go on to produce ‘the best team ever had’ but need to be given plenty of time.

Back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Wolves have left the Blues 11th in the table, with just nine wins from 23 top flight outings.

They are into the Carabao Cup final, where they meet Liverpool, and are still alive in the FA Cup so the season is far from over, but the pressure is mounting on Pochettino.

The former Spurs boss is struggling to get any consistency out of his young, inexperienced squad, but Drogba has high hopes for their future.

The legendary Blues forward is not sure Pochettino will be given the time to improve the team, but if he is it could be the greatest in the club’s history.

‘I think they’ve got good strikers. I think it’s not an easy moment for the club, but they have my support and my trust because Chelsea is still Chelsea,’ Drogba told .

‘Those kids, those young players, they came to Chelsea because we created a legacy and they want to be part of this legacy.

Didier Drogba scored 164 goals for Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Unfortunately there’s no time in football, but they will need time to adjust. You have to remember that when I joined Chelsea, this group of players were 24-27, we’re already there, ready for the game, they’re still learning, still young, they’re 22-24.

‘Give them time and when they reach their peak, people will be like, “wow, this is the new generation, the best team Chelsea ever had!”

‘It’s just a matter of time. I hope the vision will be quite similar as what we had when Roman Abramovich took the club.’

Things do not get any easier for Pochettino as before their League Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley on 25 February they have three Premier League away days on the spin.

The Blues go to Aston Villa on Wednesday night before trips to Crystal Palace and Manchester City in the next 10 days.

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