Mauricio Pochettino acknowledges the frustrations of Chelsea fans amid their disappointing start to the season. However, he emphasizes that his team has been severely affected by injuries to over a dozen players, and he remains steadfast in his approach, unwilling to alter their current methods.
Chelsea's struggles persisted with a goalless draw against Bournemouth on Sunday, marking the second consecutive game in which Pochettino's squad failed to score, following their 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest earlier this month.
Chelsea sit 14th in the Premier League with five points from five games, despite spending around $1 billion in transfer fees since the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completed their takeover of the club in May 2022.
"I think the fans know if you invest the money that people talk about in the media, there is expectation," Pochettino said after the game. "If you do not win, it is normal that the fans are not happy.
"What I can tell the fans are the circumstances, which we cannot change. There are too many players not available."
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Defender Marc Cucurella, forward Noni Madueke, and British record signing Moises Caicedo were absent from Sunday's match, adding to an extensive list of injured players. This list includes captain Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, and Romeo Lavia.
"We have extraordinary belief but bad luck, because we have 12 injured players, plus then Cucurella, Madueke and Caicedo today," added Pochettino.
"Am I going to cry or complain? No. I need to accept this challenge and keep being positive. We are not going to change the way that we are going to do things."