Bubble trouble
Daily Record|August 21, 2023
Poch fumes as Hammers'set-piece specialists sink his Blues
Bubble trouble

MAURICIO POCHETTINO accused his Chelsea flops of failing to heed warnings about West Ham's setpiece prowess after a damaging defeat.

The Blues have just one point to show from their first two games under Poch Spice's rule despite having spent almost £lbillion on new players in three windows.

Chelsea were stunned by the Irons and the hurt of a derby defeat against 10 men.

Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta sealed a gritty home win but British-record £115million signing Moises Caicedo suffered a chastening debut, conceding the stoppage-time penalty which sealed defeat after £105m Enzo Fernandez missed an earlier spot-kick.

Pochettino was angry about Aguerd's opener for the Hammers from a set-piece and he said: "The result didn't reflect the performance.

"The only disappointment was the way we conceded the first goal. We started the game knowing West Ham are so dangerous from set-pieces and in transition. It is our mistakes, we need to be disappointed.

This story is from the August 21, 2023 edition of Daily Record.

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