Latest News Mauricio Pochettino Urges Chelsea Players to Fight in the Carabao Cup

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has encouraged his players to “fight” and be “aggressive” as he seeks to secure a trophy in his first season.

The Blues will secure a spot in the Carabao Cup semi-final if they manage to defeat Newcastle in an all-Premier League match on Tuesday.

“We want to give our best for the club and the fans,” said Pochettino, who took charge last summer.

“Winning a title is a priority when you’re at Chelsea; it’s important, so it’s on our minds and objectives.”

Chelsea has struggled for consistency under Pochettino and currently sits in 10th place in the Premier League, trailing 12 points behind the top four.

Pochettino failed to secure a major trophy during his five years in charge of Tottenham.

His team will have to overcome last season’s runners-up if they want to move a step closer to the EFL Cup final.

“Of course, I want to win a trophy here in England, and win one with Chelsea if we have the opportunity,” added the Argentine.

“My wish and desire are to win, and it’s possible.

“We need to respect our opponents; Newcastle will be tough, and we need to deserve to go through.”

100 Games for Howe
Newcastle has had a tough time with injuries, with defender Fabian Schar and midfielder Joelinton set for scans after both were injured in the win against Fulham last Saturday.

Defender Sven Botman returned from injury with a bench appearance last weekend, while Swedish forward Alexander Isak will be assessed for a groin concern, although Howe said it’s “not a big problem.”

The Chelsea match marks Howe’s 100th game in charge of Newcastle since being appointed in November 2021.z z z z z z z z z z z

In that time, Howe has guided the club to the Carabao Cup final and secured a place in the Champions League after finishing fourth.

“I’ve loved every second of it,” said the former Bournemouth boss.

“When you look back at a group of games, so many highlights, memories. I’m very proud and honored to hopefully reach 100 games tomorrow and go through that journey with the club. It’s been a really memorable time.”