Pochettino seek first win with Chelsea after West Ham loss

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Chelsea’s new boss Mauricio Pochettino still seeking first win with the Blues as they fail to defeat 10 men West Ham.

Mauricio Pochettino’s pursuit of his inaugural triumph as the freshly appointed Chelsea manager remains unfulfilled, as his squad endured a disheartening 3-1 loss against West Ham United.

West Ham clinched victory courtesy of strikes by Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio, and a late Lucas Paqueta penalty, despite being reduced to 10 players following Aguerd’s expulsion.

Debutant James Ward-Prowse showcased his skill with assists for the initial two goals. Carney Chukwuemeka briefly reinstated equilibrium with a well-executed equalizer, yet Chelsea’s squandered opportunities and Enzo Fernandez’s thwarted penalty attempt paved the path to their downfall.

The addition of Moises Caicedo failed to rescue Chelsea from their predicament, as his involvement inadvertently led to the decisive penalty being conceded.

In the broader context, West Ham emerged from the encounter with four points from two matches, positioning themselves favorably.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s tally stagnated at a solitary point, casting a shadow on their upcoming clash with Luton Town scheduled for next Friday.

The defeat underscored Chelsea’s struggles to capitalize on opportunities, with missed chances and an unsuccessful penalty attempt further exacerbating their woes.

Pochettino’s  efforts to orchestrate a turnaround encountered resistance, as West Ham’s resolute performance and strategic execution proved insurmountable.

As Pochettino continues his pursuit of that elusive maiden victory, the challenge lies in rectifying the team’s vulnerabilities and harnessing their potential to secure a more favorable outcome in future fixtures.

 

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