Chelsea could part ways with manager Mauricio Pochettino if they lose to Aston Villa on Wednesday, according to Les Bons Conceil Du Sports editor Seb Ecrivain Foot.
The Blues were hoping to bounce back from their 4-1 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday when they took on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Cole Palmer put them in front against the visitors, but Chelsea eventually lost 4-2 and are now in the bottom half of the Premier League table after 23 games.
They face Aston Villa in the replay of the FA Cup fourth rounds following a goalless draw in the first-leg at Stamford Bridge last weekend, and a defeat could see Pochettino lose his job.
“Internally, many questions arise about maintaining Pochettino on the bank of Chelsea,” Ecrivain Foot posted on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
“I am told that support is becoming increasingly rare at the club.
“The next match could be the last for the Argentine coach in the event of defeat.”
En interne , beaucoup de questions se posent sur le maintien de #Pochettino sur le banc de #Chelsea. On me rapporte que les soutiens se font de plus en plus rare au club. Le prochain match pourrait être le dernier pour le coach argentin en cas de défaite. #PremiereLeague pic.twitter.com/sYN76qqV61
— Seb Ecrivain Foot (@SebEcrivainFoot) February 5, 2024
Chelsea have lost ten league games so far and could end up missing out on European football again next season.
They face Liverpool in the final of the Carabao Cup later this month (25 February) but may have a new manager in place for the game if the results do not improve in the coming games.
Progressing into the fifth round of the FA Cup where they will face Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle will buy Pochettino more time, but defeat to Crystal Palace next Monday could be catastrophic for the Argentine.
Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are next afterwards, and Chelsea may need to pick up points against them if the manager wants to hold on to his job.
The former Spurs boss is yet to impress since his arrival in the summer, and the Blues should be doing better given the quality of players within their ranks and how much they have spent in recent transfer windows.
Pochettino has no excuses and the fans are already calling for his head, so the onus is on him to turn the results around sooner rather than later.
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