Mauricio Pochettino makes League Cup final prediction after Chelsea hammered by Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted the League Cup final will be different after Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.

We saw a preview of the 2023/24 League Cup final play out this week and Chelsea were well and truly dominated. But Pochettino thinks the final will be different this month. Back Chelsea to win the League Cup at 3/1 with bet365.

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Pochettino watched on as goals from Diogo Jota, Conor Bradley, Dominik Szoboszlai and Luis Diaz saw Liverpool comfortably win on Wednesday night.

Despite being on the receiving end of such a comprehensive hammering vs Liverpool this week, the Chelsea boss explained why he is confident the League Cup final on February 25 will be different, stating: “For sure we are going to be at Wembley, and it is going to be different at a neutral place.

“Of course, that is always different. Of course, that is the feeling the players have now. It’s good because if we were to compete in the same way as today, for sure it is going to be the same result.

“If we don’t improve, then it’s going to be difficult. Always the games are different. Now it’s always different circumstances.

“For us, it’s about to learn in this type of game. We were competing against a team that is on the top and of course, it’s good for us to feel that we need to improve because the way we were talking from the beginning.

“Of course, we know the circumstance that we have but it’s to realise we need to push ourselves a little bit more.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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