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Pochettino pleased with Chelsea turnaround at Palace

Mauricio Pochettino stated he was pleased with the second-half efficiency from Chelsea as the Blues originated from behind to make a late win at Crystal Palace.

Stoppage-time objectives from Conor Gallagher and Enzo Fernndez made Chelsea a 3-1 win at Selhurst Park, with Pochettino’s side required to come from behind after Jefferson Lerma’s amazing strike for the hosts.

Gallagher’s very first of the night levelled the video game 2 minutes after the period, before a quick-fire one-two in blockage time sealed 3 points for Chelsea.


Pochettino confessed his group were bad in the opening exchanges however was pleased with how Chelsea reacted in a ‘tough’ London derby.

“After the first 45 minutes I was very disappointed with the performance,” Pochettino stated in his post-match interview.

‘But that is the difficulty every video game. We played a great video game versus Aston Villa and after that after that very first 45 minutes, you feel actually dissatisfied.

“We spoke at half time that we require to prevent approaching a video game in this manner or playing in this method. We were so flat and we can’t carry out in this method.

“In the 2nd half, we began actually well, however I believe it was a difficult video game. In completion, I’m actually delighted since in this kind of video game, even if we didn’t play 45 minutes in the method we desired, it’s useful to construct our self-confidence, evaluate, and prepare to be constant.

“We are a group where we carry out in some cases much better when we have area and the possibility to run.

“We utilize the shift extremely well, however when the challenger plays like they played today with a low block, we require to reveal more persistence and move the ball rapidly. We were so sluggish in the method we chose to move the ball.


“We require to take more duty, move the ball as rapidly as possible, and discover the area since it was simple for Palace to cover the area and for us it was hard. That has to do with persistence and comprehending our position.

“Sure, I would like to play with 80 per cent possession but not with only one shot on target. We were so flat and not aggressive enough. But in the end, we were much better and that’s the way we want to play.”

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