Pochettino hails “fantastic” Chelsea after dispatching West Ham

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised his players following their comprehensive 5-0 demolition of West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues had been under severe pressure following their 5-0 loss to Arsenal, the team then played out a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa before securing a victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea then nicked a second consecutive win in an audacious manner, dispatching the Hammers, courtesy of two goals from Nicolas Jackson and a strike each from Cole Palmer, Conor Callaghan and Noni Madueke.

Pochettinno admitted his young team is still developing and revealed that there are many things his side must learn in order to win trophies. He, however, lauded the displays from his team and praised the effort of Madueke.

Pochettinno said: “I am so pleased, so happy. It continues the same feelings from Thursday and keeps up the momentum.The performance was fantastic in every aspect and the players deserve big credit to play again after a few days at this level. Massive credit to them.
“Noni’s assist to Jackson shows that we have learned and we are smart. The penalty situation against Everton, we received lots of criticism, but a young team always needs to make mistakes and feel the situations to improve. If we are able to improve, it is because we are smart and intelligent people.

“Today was great. It was a great action from Noni to show how the group are starting to believe and feel between them.
“It is always a process that takes time. You never know if it is going to take one month, six months or a year. The most important thing is they are starting to set the principles to feel and live like a group of players to create those links to compete.

“I am so pleased about that because we are a part of the process to help them grow and mature and to improve in every aspect. It is the first step, a massive step, but it is a step that we wanted to reach. From there, it is to involve the other aspects, like tactical evolutions and different things.

“We can improve from there but without the principles or without the things we have started to show, being competitive in this way, it is impossible to evolve in another aspect.”

Chelsea will take on Nottingham Forest in a Premier League game at the City Ground on May 11.

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