Damning stat shows how poorly Mauricio Pochettino is doing at Chelsea, but there's hope for Man United
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A damning stat has proven how badly Chelsea have been doing under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
During the summer transfer window, Chelsea have spent big once against as they brought in the likes of Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto.
However, Pochettino has endured a disappointing start to the Premier League season.
In 5 matches so far this season, Chelsea have only collected five points from a possible 15.
The Stamford Bridge club have suffered defeats against West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, draws against Liverpool and Bournemouth and have only managed one win against Luton Town.
To make matters worse, a damning stat has now emerged to reveal the true extent of Chelsea’s problems.
According to Opta power rankings, Chelsea have the easier fixtures for their first five matches, with a score of 69.4.
On the other hand, Newcastle United were predicted to have the toughest start to the season. This was proven to be true as the Magpies suffered three defeats on the bounce.
According to the rankings, Manchester United had one of the toughest starts to the season.
So Chelsea have had the easiest schedule in the league so far and have 1 win in 5?? pic.twitter.com/v465K5lP32— ☈ッ (@TheFergusonWay) September 17, 2023
This was again proven true as Erik ten Hag has endured a nightmare start to the 23/24 campaign.
Over the weekend, United were convincingly beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford.
Goals from Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro sealed a 3-1 win for the Seagulls. Hannibal Mejbri was the scorer for the Red Devils.
After the match, Ten Hag said: “We must stick together and stick to the plan and the rules and we will turn this around.
“It bothers me [the form], but I have to see the way we play. It's about character, we have to see how strong we are and how the team sticks together. Players standing up and showing character because in all the games, especially the game today [Saturday] and against Arsenal and Forest, we have seen we can play well and create chances.”
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