Mauricio Pochettino sends message to booing Chelsea fans after FA Cup win

Chelsea faced off with Leicester City in an FA Cup quarter-final clash on Sunday. The Blues took a 2-0 lead into the break but Leicester were level by the 62nd minute and looked set to take the game to extra time.

However, two goals from Chelsea in injury time spared their blushes and booked them a semi-final meeting with Manchester City. Back Chelsea to beat Man City at 11/2 with bet365.

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Mauricio Pochettino sends message to Chelsea fans

After just about getting over the line vs Championship outfit Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino has told Chelsea fans to trust him after a plethora of boos could be heard around Stamford Bridge during the 90 minutes on Sunday.

The Chelsea fans’ anger was largely aimed at Raheem Sterling. Sterling provided the assist for Cole Palmer’s goal before the break, but a missed penalty and awful free-kick in the second half resulted in loud boos around Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans’ frustration grew as Mykhailo Mudryk was brought off for Carney Chukwuemeka, with Sterling staying on the pitch for another ten minutes until he was replaced by Noni Madueke.

Asked about the boos aimed at Sterling, Pochettino said post-match: “We need to support him, he’s an amazing player.

“He has more than 10 years experience in the Premier League. Of course I think the contribution was good. He was a little bit unlucky with some actions where he should have scored. But we are a team and we need to be there for everyone.”

“Fans are entitled to show their emotion. For us we try to emphasise with our fans not to criticise. They want the best for our team and players. But we are in a project. We need support and to really believe. We are trying to build something.

“We are in a process to build the team. I know really well how to manage. What the fans want is to win the game and that we achieved. What the fans want is to go to Wembley and that we achieved. They need to trust me to manage in the way I think is the best way for the club. We need to respect their opinion as much as they need to respect my decision.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.