Mauricio Pochettino aims dig at teams who aim to score goals from set-pieces
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08
Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino are looking to build on Thursday’s astonishing win over Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

insists his footballing philosophy will ultimately help return to their glory days and maintains his teams will never be forced to rely on set-pieces to score goals.

The Argentine has endured a tumultuous first season at the Stamford Bridge helm and struggled to win over the fans who have been unable to overlook his connections.

Thursday’s chaotic late comeback against Manchester Untied, Pochettino will hope, can act as a major turning point as the Blues aim to end a troubled campaign on a high.

Pochettino claimed last week that the data he has been supplied with by Chelsea’s analysts suggests his team should be in a much higher position than the ninth place they currently reside in.

Chelsea will be strong favourites to claim a second win in a matter of days at Sheffield United on Sunday and Pochettino is adamant his emerging team are headed in the right direction.

Cole Palmer scored ahat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-3 win over Man Utd in midweek (Picture: Getty)

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‘The quality is our philosophy,’ said Pochettino.

‘We are always thinking to go forward, to create chances. We are in the top four in the Premier League at creating big chances.

‘It’s about philosophy. We see different clubs that try to get goals or chances through set-pieces, but we are Chelsea.

‘We are a big club. A big club is about creating a philosophy to play good football, and play in the opposite half.

‘It’s about ideas, about how we taste football. We have a lot of attempts in the last third. It’s why we get (so many) penalties.

‘That is a good quality of the team, and of the football we want to apply here at Chelsea.’